Booking Shows from June 1, 2019
Genres: Pop, Jazz, Singer-Songwriter
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Sounds Like: Feist, Nancy Sinatra, Lana Del Rey
Lily Frost is among Canada’s critically acclaimed songwriters, known for her score and theme song for Gemini nominated hit t.v. series Being Erica.
Lily’s fuel sources are cinema, photography, travel, life experience, nature, the supernatural, drama, philosophy and poetry. The characters in her songs are fictional and autobiographical. She collaborates with writers and producers as a visionary using her “tremendous gift for language” (Dan Hill). Lily is a strong melodist and muse with buckets of ideas and expression.
“Lily Frost has producer ears”
– Asher Ettinger (TV Producer, Toronto)
“…the smarts and chops to back it up” – Gene Hardy (Multi-Instrumentalist, MD for Michael Buble)
“Frost blends her eclectic purist pop intelligence with nonchalantly alluring vocals and the lyrical wit that flows through her work. Frost got her start in the oldtimey movement in the 90s – her band the Colorifics were sort of the Canadian Squirrel Nut Zuppers. After that she took a turn into retro Americana […] Frost has a disarming directness and bite that often contrasts with her tunes’ lively charm, quirky surrealism, tricky tempo and upbeat ba-ba chamber-pop hooks. Frost has the chops and the wit to do something like this speaks volumes about where she’s been, where she’s capable of going and how much fun she has doing it.” -Delarue- New York Music Daily
Release Date: June 7, 2019
Frost’s most focused and stylish work to date, Retro-Moderne is available live at Toronto’s Rivoli on June 1, 2019 and digitally worldwide June 7th.
“We set out to make a retro-infused album with a fresh and current vibe,” the award-winning, multi-talented, genre-defying dynamo of an artist reflects. “Gus and I both love 60s mod music and we grew up at the same time in Montreal when mod, ska, and punk subcultures were part of the underground scene we played.
“We also love current trends in fashion and art.”
By ‘Gus’ she means Gus Van Go (The Stills, Whitehorse, Jill Barber, Terra Lightfoot), whose pointed and precise production helped deliver a record that wastes little time living up to its name. “I am thrilled with the new record and to be working with Gus and his team. When you find the right team and chemistry, it falls into place.
“The results speak for themselves.”
Retro-Moderne dives deep into a specific sound space, with a girl group-style back up befitting Dusty Springfield, twangy Quentin Tarantino-style spaghetti western guitars, and a dash of Latin hot sauce for added spit and vinegar, edge and attitude.
It’s within these 11 tracks that Frost weaves her tale and spins her tales of badass lovers and bullets dodged, transcending the listener in a way only Frost can, all while elevating her storied career to new creative heights.
This girl-group-y, twangy single has been featured in playlists on Spotify (Wanted, Alternatwyni) and Amazon (Introducing…), on CBC Radio (Here and Now, May 14, 2019) and in press (CashBox, Record World, The Deli).