Lafayette, Louisiana musician Renée Reed has recently released Neboj , from her self-titled debut album, which came out on March 26, 2021 via Keeled Scales (Buck Meek, Katy Kirby, Karima Walker, Sun June). The song follows the hazy psych of the French single Où est la fée released in February, and Fast One released in January. Neboj is originally a Czech word, pronounced “nuh-boy” by Cajuns, and part of the great amalgamation that is Cajun music. For Renée, this is a song about letting go and not being afraid to fall in love, to just trust her heart. She spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth.
TF: You have a new single out, what can we expect from Neboj?
It is a song I wrote about three years ago. I was listening to a lot of Sun Kil Moon and Jessica Pratt at the time, so I’m sure that might be heard in the music, but it really came from a personal place, lyrically as well as in the melody.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
It is about letting go of outside fears, and living by my own accord.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release, I note an LP?
Yes! I’m so excited to finally release this record, it’s been a dream come true putting it together and seeing it’s journey into the world. I’m so proud of it. And I’m excited to continue writing and recording new songs.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
In Lafayette, there is a fairly new venue called The Hideaway which is a very cool place to play and see music, but I’m also looking forward to playing at the Music Box Village in New Orleans.