Far Beyond Frail
Far Beyond Frail
Sharlynn Verner, the band’s vocalist adds, “It’s kind of a reflection on how isolated city life can feel, even though you’re in such close proximity to so many people going through the same things.” While this is far beyond frail’s fifth release, they’ve typically recorded with full bands, producers, and larger studio budgets. “We’ve been crisscrossing the country for years, touring as a duo, so we thought it was time to make an album as a duo,” says Cecil. “We wanted to see what would happen if it was just the two of us in a room, with the ability to hit record. So, we bought a cheap microphone and set out to make the whole thing with just it and my laptop.” Even though “Empty City Nights” is a departure from how far beyond frail has made albums in the past, it doesn’t stray far from the sound that has made them an underground success story.
Drawing from influences like Counting Crows, Aimee Mann and Sarah McLachlan, as well as contemporaries like Ingrid Michaelson, A Fine Frenzy, and Sarah Bareilles, “Empty City Nights” is edgy, emotional pop music that combines singer-songwriter sincerity with alt-rock intensity. “We think it’s the closest we’ve come to capturing whatever it is that made us want to write songs and play them for people in the first place,” says Verner. “Empty City Nights” is available wherever digital music is sold, including far beyond frail’s online store at http://music.farbeyondfrail.com, where listeners can preview the entire album and name their price to download it. For more information, visit the band's website at http://www.farbeyondfrail.com. Read more on Last.fm.
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