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Francesca Blanchard Deconstructs Social Media Addiction in 'Ex-Girlfriend' Video: Exclusive

Francesca Blanchard
Kayhl Cooper

Francesca Blanchard

The singer is also headed out this February on tour.

Francesca Blanchard premiered the music video for her new single "Ex-Girlfriend" on Thursday (Feb. 6), exclusively to Billboard.

In the clip, the singer is caught comparing herself to a new flame's former lover, thanks to the lure of social media. "I just spent an hour stalking your ex-girlfriend on the internet/ All I saw were pretty pictures, memories from a time before we met/ I can't seem to shake the feeling you both have unfinished business/ And you must think I'm awful foolish diagnosing your predicament," she intones over vampy guitar.

"I wanted it to feel like a never-ending scroll through Instagram, perfect snapshots of strangers living their lives," Blanchard tells Billboard of the visual inspiration behind the video. "To capture that icky feeling I get after accidentally spying on people for hours. But I can't help it, because everything looks so damn pretty on a screen."

"Ex-Girlfriend" follows the Vermont-based artist's pair of 2019 singles, "Streets of Philadelphia" and "Baby." Up next, she'll embark on a tour of the Eastern U.S., bookended by two of three separate shows at New York City's Rockwood Music Hall in the next six weeks.

Check out Blanchard's "Ex-Girlfriend" video and full list of tour dates below.

Francesca Blanchard Tour Dates

Feb. 5 -- New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

Feb. 6 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Dawson Street Pub

Feb. 7 -- Middletown, CT @ MAC 650

Feb. 12 -- Burlington, VT @ Light Club Lamp Shop

Feb. 14 -- Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo

Feb. 19 -- New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

Feb. 20 -- Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room

Feb. 21 -- Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room

Feb. 22 -- Portland, ME @ Sun Tiki Studios

Feb. 26 -- Burlington, VT @ Light Club Lamp Shop

March 5 -- Burlington, VT @ Radio Bean

March 11 -- New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

March 20 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair supporting The Ballroom Thieves