NINE OF SWORDS
The second release from Manic Pixie Dream Girl!, Nine of Swords is a witchy power ballad dedicated to any self-proclaimed Manic Pixie who has dealt with feelings of intense anxiety and self-doubt.
The first release from Brea Fournier & the Dream Ballet's upcoming debut rock opera concept album Manic Pixie Dream Girl!, "Petty Stuff" represents a pivotal point for the titular main character as her one-dimensional worldly perception begins to unravel.
It's a shameless proclamation of imperfection and an anthem that acts as a weapon against toxic positivity and other ailments of modern day social media culture. Diet culture and childhood tormentors get called out, as does Gwyneth Paltrow, in this angsty bop that will surely trigger pop-punk nostalgia.
"Dream Ballet" is the first single of a new era for Brea Fournier; one of deep reflection, theatrical expression, and hypnotic musical stylings. Inspired by the dream ballets that often appeared in golden-age Broadway musicals such as “Oklahoma," the lyrics reflect a desire to perform for others, the simultaneous feelings of pain and passion that come with being an artist, the nostalgia of childhood memories, and grieving the loss of one's own naïvety and innocence.
"Psychic" is a mystical, upbeat jazz-pop jam about having a freaky strong intuition. Embrace your gut feelings and inner witch by streaming wherever you get your music!
This Valentine's season, my song almost two years in the making, "Rebound Phase," will be released on all platforms. My number one policy will always be honesty, especially with my listeners, so I would love to tell you where my head and heart are at today.
This was originally written just after I moved to New York and broke up with my high school sweetheart. A year later, I fell in love again. I fell hard and fast, in a whirlwind workplace romance that made me feel like I was living in a fairytale. Suddenly, that magic came crashing down in an instant. Finding out you love someone who doesn't even exist is devastating, and that's as lightly as I can put it. I discovered through a series of malicious texts he was cheating on me with my coworker and friend, lying to me and his ex-girlfriend. This all occurred right before a big week for me: my birthday, Valentine's, and the release of this single.
You guys, this is some DEEP stuff. You never think you could be the one to be deceived like this until it happens to you. Because it's not the infidelity that stings as much as the web of lies. If I've learned anything, it's that the truth will always shine through. Womanhood will overcome––I've been able to begin a friendship with another woman he hurt and we are healing together.
This song is dedicated to anyone who's been knocked down for their compassion and love. As hard as it is, remember no one can ever replace you.
This is..."Rebound Phase"