PREMIERE: Frazey Ford Is Resilient on “Holdin’ It Down”
The track, off her forthcoming album U kin B the Sun, is Angie Stone–inspired.
Vancouver-based soul-Americana musician Frazey Ford has announced her third album, U kin B the Sun, set for release on February 7 via Arts & Crafts. The new record promises an amalgamation of soul, psychedelia, and ’70s funk—a departure from her previous work in folk bluegrass trio The Be Good Tanyas, as well as her other solo albums, which were guitar-driven and defined by unaccompanied songwriting. U kin B the Sun finds Ford collaborating with her longtime bassist Darren Parris and drummer Leon Power, along with producer John Raham (Destroyer, Stars, Dan Mangan, Said the Whale).
Of the track premiering today, Ford shares, “I would say that ‘Holdin’ It Down’ is influenced by Angie Stone circa 2002. To me it’s about an embodied sense of female resilience and self-reliance through generations mixed with the urge to rest and trust in another.” Listen to the song below.
U kin B the Sun is out February 7 on Arts & Crafts; pre-order it here, and see her tour dates below.
2020 North American Headline Tour:
2/29: Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
3/2: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre
3/4: Nanaimo, BC @ The Port Theatre
3/5: Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
3/18: Seattle @ The Crocodile Café
3/19: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/21: San Francisco, CA @ Independent
3/24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
3/25: New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right
3/26: Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse
3/27: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café