Josephine Foster has unveiled a new video for ‘Pretty Please’, a track taken from her critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘I’m a Dreamer‘, an album that according to her label at the time “Folks will want to call her Harvest, with its harp and pedal steel, its double bass and cascading piano.” Watch it below:
The video is a beautiful piece of work by filmmaker Ephraim Asili featuring nostalgic black and white images set against a glimmering firework background – the perfect accompaniment to Foster’s whimsical tones.
I’m a Dreamer beckons with a gentle hand, each note clear and crisp so that one feels each grain. Amid such delicate charms, however, lurk muses with rotting flesh, ugly ducklings and Djuna Barnes, wooden floors upon which no babies will be rocked. Wily is the heart that wanders filled with duende and desire, that rides the thigh like a parlor guitar when a strap just isn’t handy. These are songs comfortably at home in salon or saloon, dreams deep enough to bury your dread–as sorrowful, as sexy, as stirring a set of songs as anybody’s dreamt up in ages.