A Dream With a Baseball Player
Jul 09, 2021
Why do we like this?
Faye Webster’s latest single, “A Dream With A Baseball Player” is slow and woozy, and is about her crush on the Atlanta Braves player Ronald Acuña Jr. Beyond that though, the track is about the nature of infatuation, and how we create stories and have conversations with our object of desire in our heads that are based on feeling and yearning, rather than reality.
Pretty, soft, vocals and light, sensuous synths spiral around each other, underscored by sparse but grounding saxophone accents. Slinky R&B instrumentation rounds out the subtly surreal lyricism to create a track that is equal parts emotive and humorous.
In a statement, Webster says of the track:
“Off tour, I spent 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.”
This dreamy and smooth offering was the final single released ahead of Webster’s latest album, I Know I’m Funny, haha, which dropped on June 25th of this year.
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