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