FRAZEY FORD – ” U Kin B the Sun “

Posted: January 12, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Frazey Ford, recently announced her third album U kin B the Sun, will come out on February 7th, via Arts & Crafts. Ford made a point of preserving many of the lightning-in-a-bottle moments captured during those first sessions for U kin B the Sun. As a result, the album embodies the same untamed and ineffable energy that guided its creation. “There’s certain songs that just appear and there’s no art to it,” says Ford. “To me those songs have some kind of spiritual quality—sometimes I feel like they’re these different voices that you’re able to channel. There really was something magical about the improvisational aspect and how that shaped the album, and such a joy in the experience of really reveling in what we were all creating together.”

I’m excited to tell you that my new album, “U Kin B the Sun”, will be out on February 7th.

A new single, “Azad”, is out today, For those asking, the track Azad is named after my older sister pictured here. The song is partly about survival and a wild wolf child. She was born with a third eye birthmark and hence my hippy parents gave her a Sanskrit name. Azad Lotus Blythe Ford is the wildest human I’ve known.

Lead album single “Azad” reveals the rich emotional texture of U kin B the Sun, embedding Ford’s lyrical storytelling with sharply rendered memories of early childhood (a time she spent living on a commune in Canada as the daughter of American draft dodgers). With its brightly shuffling beats and soaring vocal work, “Azad” offers a poignant message of courage. “There’s something to that song that’s about survival, and about the love that my siblings and I have for each other in coming through an intense situation together,” says Ford.

Frazey Ford, founding member of The Be Good Tanyas, adds her soulful solo work to the show, and our achievement award winner shares the story of their up-cycling organization where victims of floods and those in need can obtain essential supplies.

Recorded at John Raham’s Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, featuring her Vancouver musicians, Darren Parris, Leon Power, Craig McCaul and Caroline Ballhorn along with Phil Cook on keys, U kin B the Sun follows Ford’s 2014 release Indian Ocean, an album made with members of legendary Memphis soul band The Hi Rhythm Section. U kin B the Sun partly draws inspiration from several instances of serendipity that transpired during her international touring in support of Indian Ocean.

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