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Ruby Frost - Moonlight EP Review

09 Mar 2011 // A review by Bela

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.


About Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost burst onto the scene in 2009 when she won the New Zealand-wide 'MTV 42Unheard' artist search. From here, she signed with Universal and began work on her debut album Volition. She's honed her songwriting skills over the years to develop her own brand of left-leaning pop... with sparkling vintage synths and distinctive vocals.

Frost has always been a writer - she won the Grand Prize of the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Competition's Pop Category, has been shortlisted for a NZ Silver Scroll Award, and been placed as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Her song O That I Had was remixed by Kiwi dubstep group Mt Eden and quickly received over 1 million YouTube hits.

She's toured with Garbage, Mt Eden, Cut Copy and Evermore; and has opened for a long list of acts including Kimbra, Fun, Diplo and Digitalism. Her debut single Moonlight charted in the bFM Top 10 for 10 weeks straight, and her song Water To Ice went to #3 of the NZ Singles Chart.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Ruby Frost


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