Frazey Ford Details New Album 'U kin B the Sun'

Hear album opener "Azad" now

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jan 9, 2020

After sharing activist anthem "The Kids Are Having None of It" last march, Frazey Ford has detailed her third studio album. Titled U kin B the Sun, the Vancouver-based artist's latest is set to arrive February 7 through Arts & Crafts.

Eleven tracks in length, U kin B the Sun marks Ford's first effort for the label after signing a deal in 2017 and follows her 2014 album Indian Ocean.

The album was recorded at John Raham's Afterlife Studios in Vancouver and finds Ford collaborating with Vancity musicians Darren Parris, Leon Power, Craig McCaul, Caroline Ballhorn and Phil Cook.

Alongside the announcement, Ford has shared album opener "Azad," on which her songwriting draws from memories of living on a commune in Canada as the daughter of American draft dodgers. 

Of the track, she offered, "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."

Ford has also mapped out a North American headlining tour that begins February 29 in Montreal, with further stops in Toronto, Western Canada and the United States. Find her itinerary below.

U kin B the Sun:

1. Azad
2. U and Me
3. Money Can't Buy
4. Let's Start Again
5. Holdin' It Down
6. Purple and Brown
7. The Kids Are Having None Of It
8. Motherfucker
9. Golden
10. Everywhere
11. U kin B the Sun

Tour dates:

02/29 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
03/02 Toronto, ON - Mod Club Theatre
03/04 Nanaimo, BC - The Port Theatre
03/05 Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom
03/18 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Café
03/19 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
03/21 San Francisco, CA - Independent
03/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
03/25 New York, NY - Baby's All Right
03/26 Washington, DC - Pearl Street Warehouse 
03/27 Philadelphia, PA - World Café
07/17-19 Vancouver, BC - Jerico Beach Park (Vancouver Folk Music Festival)

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