Brooklyn alt-country songwriter Emily Frembgen has just announced that she has signed to NJ independent label Don Giovanni Records. Alongside signing, she has released a new single titled ‘Fentanyl’ across all digital platforms. The single arrives accompanied by a music video directed by Clare O’Kane of Saturday Night Live, Shrill, The Best Show and SpongeBob SquarePants. It is O’Kane’s music video directorial debut.
‘Fentanyl’ opens with the lyric “Two years of doing nothing makes everybody crazy,” and is a song about the kind of alienation that can render a person motionless and self-medicated, but it also has an infectious melody and catchy guitar licks. Written after a particularly frustrating bout of writer’s block, the song was recorded at Excello Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Hugh Pool. Emily laments the loss of who she was before the world shift of 2020 when it felt easier to connect with people.