Atlanta singer-songwriter Faye Webster is set to release her new album, I Know I’m Funny haha, this Friday via Secretly Canadian, and today she’s shared a final preview of the album with a video for “A Dream With a Baseball Player.”
The dreamy new track is about Webster’s teenage crush on Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr, as she delivers perfectly slack, groovy vocals.. The accompanying Swinsky-directed video sees Webster making her way through a forest in the dark dressed like she’s ready for a game before she heads to a baseball diamond holding a flaming bat.
“A song about Ronald Acuña Jr., obviously,” Webster explains. “Off tour I spend so much of my time watching baseball that I thought I wanted to be a baseball player. But I’m not, so I guess the next best thing was having a crush on one. I guess this song explains what having a crush feels like. Having made up conversations with them in your head even though you don’t speak their language, wearing their team jersey every day, things that make you feel closer to this person that you don’t know at all. But I sang at the Braves game, and they let us meet so I think I got that one out of my system.”
Watch the video for “A Dream With a Baseball Player” below.