When We Get By - Frazey Ford

from the single When We Get By (2017)

The last two Frazey Ford albums - Obadiah and Indian Ocean - rank amongst my favorite of the decade.  The quiver of her vibrato - coupled with exceptional songwriting and instrumental performances - hits a unique place on the musical spectrum that juxtaposes desolation and warmth, detachment and desire.

Her new single - When We Get By - a cover of a D'Angelo song that picks up right where Indian Ocean left off.  It is evident from the delta horns that lead us into song's central mantra of "When we get by" which trades off splendidly with falsetto-laced verses.  I also really dig the swirling keyboard and the guitar tone during the instrumental break.

This is a "late night" song, perfect for quiet self-reflection and a stiff drink.  Full of texture and substance.

Click Here to listen to Frazey Ford's cover of D'Angelo's Where We Get By.

Click Here to read my November 2014 blog post on Frazey Ford's song Indian Ocean.

Click Here to read my March 2012 blog post on Frazey Ford's Firecracker.

Click Here to read my May 2012 blog post on Frazey Ford's cover of Bob Dylan's One More Cup Of Coffee.

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