So this is not normally the type of music I would be drawn to. After listening to this 4 track EP numerous times over, I think that it's time to broaden my horizons. The first thing I love is the title track 'Moonlight' features twice, as 2 different mixes. The first is more melodic and radio friendly, the other more of a dance track. Both good, both different, and a really clever way to show Ruby's versatility as a recording artist.
For me personally I prefer the first track, but that's just me. It belongs on the radio where many more people can enjoy it. From the opening lyrics of 'Goodnight' I am instantly reminded of Bjork because of the almost playful style of singing. The lyrics are clever, the song flows really well and holds my interest to the point where I am disappointed when it finishes.
One of my pet hates is how repetitive songs are in this current market - definitely not something Ruby Frost can be accused of. 'Pressure' has more of a dance vibe again, heavy on the synthesizer. This would be my least favourite song on the EP because there is more focus on all the different sounds rather than the lyrics and the vocals. Still, if this is a taste of what Ruby Frost can deliver I'm certainly interested in a larger helping.
The music is current, clever, well written and catchy. I'm looking forward to a full length CD being released hopefully sooner rather than later.
It's refreshing to encounter an artist who meets the tenets of her genre as easily as Ruby Frost. From the sequins she adores to her heart quenching tunes, Frost is a pop talent who looks to the likes of Bjork and Kate Bush for inspiration, one whose natural ability has allowed her to ignore the formula and cut straight to success.
The petite singer has always written. Poetry, short stories, anything - since her early teens. Now 23, armed with a guitar and a penchant for programming her own beats, she uses lyrics to express her winsome yet wizened take on the world. Alternatively, as she puts it: "writing is where I untangle the mess in my mind."
A childhood in the Gospel music scene gave Frost opportunity to travel the world, sparking a nomadic itch that today only touring can sate. Other musical influences range from Elliott Smith to Michael Jackson, Joanna Newsom to Biggie, TV on the Radio and, "all Scandinavian pop". Add to that a fascination with Tokyo, an obsession with Korean soap operas and the ability to tailor her own theatrical costumes - not to mention her brilliantly arresting voice and onstage charisma - and the world has itself a mesmerizing new star.