Do you remember being 16? What feels like a glittering stretch of endless summers, new experiences (warm evenings drinking in the park?) and the excitement of the world being laid out in front of you.
Taking you right back, London-based visual artist and singer has now dropped an ode to growing up with “Sixteen,” taken from her “Toxic Femininity” EP – and it’s as every part nostalgic and sugary as you’d think.
Twinkly synths, grungy guitars chords and Fauness’ saccharine vocals make for an endlessly replayable pop track. And for the playful visuals, think school uniforms, friendship bracelets, fairy lights and carefree dancing with wild abandon in your living room.
“This video is a post-modern fairytale,” explains Fauness. “It takes place during those euphoric hours on a Friday afternoon when school has just ended and freedom opens up the imagination to new experiences. Two sixteen-year-old girls embark on an adventure that takes them into the woods at night, where they have a life-changing encounter. Like all fairytales, the experience of being a teenager is a lot darker and deathlier than people tend to acknowledge. While the song is an ode to embracing getting older, the video pays homage to the intensity of being sixteen.”
Watch the visuals for “Sixteen” below: