During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio musician Zach Frost used the stay-at-home order to begin recording acoustic folk songs which he had been performing live for years but never released. Using his stimulus check to buy a proper guitar and pay for mixing and mastering services, Frost recorded Brandywine at home and e-mailed the individual tracks to longtime friend and producer Tim Waters (Hit The Lights, We Are The Movies) to complete. Included on the EP are traditional 1800s folk song “Wayfaring Stranger,” 2008 original “Dear Love” and “Idol,” the first of many of Frost’s retrolabs, or retroactive collaborations; in which he creates musical accompaniments to old poems and letters.
Deviating from his normal punk and indie rock roots, these songs conjure images of Appalachia, simpler times and the importance of community and family. Available exclusively on social media and www.ZachFrost.com, Brandywine is a precursor to upcoming project Ottumwa, a retrolab album in which Frost creates original music with lyrics derived from poetry written in the 1930s by a great-great-aunt in Iowa.
“Idol” arranged and performed by Zach Frost. Lyrics by Edgar Guest. Additional vocals by Lana Hurtado. Bass guitar and keyboards by Tim Waters.
Recorded at Salvage Group Studios and Radio City Records by Zach Frost and Tim Waters. Mixed and mastered at Radio City Records by Tim Waters.
Album cover photography by Stephen Goldstein.
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