Published Aug 15, 2014Taking a cue from the likes of Gentleman Reg and Eamon McGrath, bilingual Toronto vocalist Lily Frost has become the last Canadian songwriter to break an album up into EPs Motherless Child.
The project is based on the slavery-era spiritual "Motherless Child," and Frost has penned two six-song EPs. The first of these will come out in September of this year, with the next following in the spring of 2015. These will then be combined for a full-length vinyl record.
Frost will be sharing a few shadowy music videos for songs from the EPs. First up is the title track, "Motherless Child," which finds her crooning soulfully over sombre piano chords and some sparse accompaniment. The simple video, shot and directed by Cory Bruyea, shows her face in black and white as she performs the track. Watch that at the bottom of this page.
This song places the emphasis on the singer's voice. "The pace and the depth of the material allows me to relax into my body, which lets my voice resonate in a deeper, more emotional way," Frost said in a statement.
Frost has a few October shows to celebrate the arrival of the first EP. The schedule is below.
10/11 Montreal, QC - The Yellow Door
10/18 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
10/24 Ottawa, ON - Raw Sugar
10/28 Halifax, NS - The Carleton