The Frost Duo has released their debut album “Spring” and they’re really giving us a diverse track-list here. We’re adoring how branched out the duocan go with their sound, not primarily sticking to one tone throughout. The Frost Duo, comprised of Christian Gratz and LeahBeth Evans, are based in Pennslyvania—they’re curating music that is honest and true to themselves, providing a contemporary twist on the predominant music scene available today. As we listen through the album, we’re receiving such elemental emotions and atmospheres from each track, each with its unique twist. As The Frost Duo began their work in 2015, and when listening to “Spring”, you can tell that this duo belongs together. Their voices complement one another. LeahBeth predominantly singing throughout the album, we obsess over how dynamic and intense her voice can get. She creates the perfect ambience for the type of music this duo is curating. It’s dance electronic, blended with contemporary techno. Other tracks encompassing a complete country tone, and others contemporary country. The combination we didn’t know we would fall in love with so fast, but we’re excited to be listening to game-changing music. As we get near the end of the 10-track album, we come across “Aimee”—a melancholic and somber track featuring The Frost Duo’s instrumentalist, Christian. We don’t hear his voice predominantly in many tracks throughout the album, but he really captures the mood and execution of the track incredibly well.
The Frost Duo undoubtedly makes us feel immersed in “Aimee”. We must say that this track has a captivating and mellow tempo, combined with the dynamic vocalism of Christian pairs for the perfect track. “Aimee” catches your attention with the diverse guitar riffs integrated into the tranquil lyricism and vocal production of the track. The mood of “Aimee” is reminiscent—it makes us feel as if we’re in a reflecting state of mind when listening. Christian’s voice flows with the rhythm similar to the sound we were used to hearing in the late 2000’s music scene for contemporary country. The Frost Duo prove to listeners how game changing their music can be, and how many various elements they can fuse together. Some of these elements you wouldn’t expect to blend well, but The Frost Duo show with “Aimee” how they’re able to completely change the dynamic and mood of the album. We’re excited that the duo decided to switch thins up with this track, and we highly recommend our BuzzMusic listeners to listen in to The Frost Duo’s album “Spring”—it’s full of surprises!
Discover The Frost Duo’s album “Spring” here, and continue reading for their exclusive interview!
Hey The Frost Duo! Welcome to BuzzMusic! We’re excited to be featuring your newest album “Spring”! Please tel us how the production of thealbum went?
So Christian and myself (LeahBeth) both write the music and lyrics for this album. Some songs Chris would already have the music and I would come up with the lyrics. Other songs I already had the lyrics and melody in my head and we would sit down together and work out the chord progressions. Christian Gratz is the multi instrumentalist of the group, and I’m the lead vocalist. For Aimee, we decided to switch things up and christian took the lead vocals.
What’s it like working with each others creative processes? Do either of you find it challenging to work with the other when bouncing ideas off of one another?
The creative process can start off a bit frustrating because we are two different people with two different minds. But after about 15 minutes into it, we end up on the same page.
We listened to the entirety of “Spring” and we’re loving the how each track offers various elements--we appreciate that kind of dynamic in your music! How did you envision the production of the album overall? Do you both think it executed the way you wanted it to?
We never actually intended on releasing an album. It was our fans who were pushing for it, so we decided to get creative. Christian has always had a love for an adult contemporary feel to music. I always preferred acoustic based tracks. The best part is our fans seem to like this combination, so we found a happy medium while creating the album.
“Aimee” had a strong lyrical presence to it. Tell us more about the theme of the track, and what motivated you to write it?
I, LeahBeth, was the lyricist on the track. Partial inspiration came from actual occurrences during my adolescent years.
The rest of it has a deeper meaning of trying to understand where the direction of someone’s life is going. Whether it be yourself or thepeople around you.
Chris and I both felt very nervous trying to get an album out. We had a deadline and we didn’t want to put out something low quality for our fans. We wanted them to get their moneys worth on the album. Enough tracks, and relatable tracks.
Maybe it was the nerves, but the lyrics came easily and once Chris and I sat down with it and everything clicked so easily.
What do you both think was the most impactful lyric of “Aimee”?
“Aimee, where have you gone.” It leaves the listener feeling curious. Wondering what happened to that person. Are they physically and spiritually gone, or are they gone to a different stage in their life?
Now that you’ve released “Spring”, what’s next for The Frost Duo?!
We have gotten so much love from this album and we are so grateful. We want to keep going. We have another adult contemporary(jazz) song in store. We are hoping to release the new tune in the fall.