Indie, electro-pop trio Faded Paper Figures (Heather Alden, R. John Williams and Kael Alden) are gearing up to release their fifth full-length studio album, Kairos, on July 17th (full track listing below) and today, the band is excited to debut the third single, “She’s Walking Out,” from the collection. The song begins with upbeat synths which fade into electronic alternative. It delivers enthralling vocals and makes reference to a key person in feminist history – the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg. CLICK HERE to experience the song for yourself and HERE to watch the visually stunning, coinciding video. CLICK HERE to listen to the album’s previous singles “Bones” and “Count It Out.”
Representative of the band’s evolution, “She’s Walking Out” struts forward on cello-performed by Kael-as a funky groove takes hold. Meanwhile, the lyrics pay homage to none other than Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Lyrically, the song emerged from quite a different place,” John reveals. “I’d just watched RBG, and I was feeling the energy of the #MeToo movement. There’s something powerful about women who recognize when to stand up. It’s an anthem for women saying, ‘Enough is enough.'”
“The video for “She’s Walking Out” was the first collaboration of band member Kael Alden (who directed, edited, and created all the VFX) and Boston McConnaughey (directed the photography), and Renny Grames (who produced it). The challenge was to make an interesting video of someone simply walking,” said John. “Luckily, the natural charisma of Adrienne Dixon (who stars in the film) made filming these scenes easier than it might have been. Unexpectedly, while filming in downtown Salt Lake City, the entire crew was struck by the haunting presence of an owl mural created by the artist Vexta on a nearby building. Just by intuition, they put together a few shots around it, and later when they contacted Vexta, she was excited to have us use it in the video! The song itself is about the need to have resilience and strength when it’s time to ‘walk out,’ and the entire vision of the owl flying through seemed to beautifully fit the image of the song.”