Frazey Ford is DONE; NPR Premieres Sassy New Video

June 18, 2015 BY Nettwerk

“Don’t be fooled by the glittery jumpsuit. Frazey Ford is out for blood.”
NPR “First Watch” Video Premiere

Frazey Ford is done with the BS, and she’s letting the world know. The new video for “Done,” which premiered on NPR, shows Frazey and friends strutting the streets of East Vancouver as she sings the words to this “scathing breakup anthem.” (NPR)

To bring the video to life, Frazey collaborated with her many talented friends, including direction by Brian Lye and Jen Weih, production by Greg Compton, choreography by Alan Dobbs, camera work by Greg Gillespie and Chisno Saavedra and styling by Mila Franovic.

Praise For Indian Ocean

“That’s Ford’s genius — finding the ways opposing forces complement each other. She’s got the glitter to balance her grit, and exactly enough sully in her sweet.” — NPR Music

“An album that transcends its influence…she stands centre of this LP like a quiet testifying force.” — Mojo (4 Stars)

“Frazey Ford takes an unexpected turn on her forthcoming album. She collaborated with the Hi Rhythm Section, best known for their work as the backing band for artists like Al Green and Ann Peebles. The result is gorgeous.” — KCRW

“Ford delivers her masterpiece.” — The Sunday Times Culture “Album of the Week” (UK) 

“Indian Ocean grooves so smoothly, with the Hi Rhythm Section holding down some of the finest support you’ll hear this year.” — No Depression

“[Indian Ocean] fuses patiently simmering Southern soul grooves with uncommonly intelligent songwriting.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

The follow up to 2010’s critically acclaimed Obadiah, Indian Ocean is a lush album filled with songs about pain and dealing with tough truths, but also about love, contrition and being bold. Part of what gives this album its gilded edge is the work of Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section (Teenie, LeRoy and Charles Hodges), the iconic architects of the famous singer’s instrumental sound. Ford is the beneficiary of their almighty talents, the trio accentuating her sensual and opulent vocals with deep-bottomed bass, subtle backbeats, and airy flights of organ. They’re joined by the golden horn arrangements and the undulating tides of Debra Jean Creelman and Caroline Ballhorn’s backing vocals that kick off the restless but hopeful album opener, “September Fields.” John Raham, Frazey’s creative partner and co-producer, brings his considerable talents helping to create the album’s delicate musical balance. Indian Ocean was recorded, mixed and mastered between Memphis’s historic Royal Studios and Vancouver’s Afterlife Studios.

Frazey Ford On Tour:
May 29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 30 Denver, CO @ Daniels Hall
May 31 Fort Collins, CO @ Fort Collins Armory
June 3 Boulder, CO @ eTown Hall (with Xavier Rudd & The United Nations)
June 22 Durham, NC @ Duke Botanical Gardens
July 10-12 Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 17-19 Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Folk Music Festival
July 23-25 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
July 26 Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
Aug 8- 9 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Festival
Aug 30 Venlo, Netherlands @ Poppodium Grenswerk
Aug 31 Groningen, Netherlands @ De Oosterpoort
Sept 2 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Effenaar
Sept 3 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ LantarenVenster
Sept 4 Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sept 5 Vlieland, Netherlands @ The Great Wide Open Festival
Sept 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Sugar Mountain Festival