Eric Frisch Turns Back The Clock With New EP “Late in the Night”
Acclaimed NYC indie pop artist Eric Frisch is back with a brand new EP entitled Late in the Night. Eric’s sound combines elements of 50s and 60s pop music with a more modern sound, creating a unique call to the past while still pushing forward into unchartered territory.
“I drew a lot of inspiration from bands like Real Estate, Foxygen, and Best Coast, while of course still staying true to my Beatles and Beach Boys roots. Nothing I can do about that,” explains Frisch. Listeners can definitely come to appreciate Frisch’s neo-retro style.
From the artist about the album:
“I recorded the album with my band from midnight to 7am one night at Canterbury studio in Toronto. That’s why I called the album Late in the Night. Guess I could have called it “Early in the Morning.” All of the songs were recorded live in the studio in one take to tape. Everything you hear, except backup vocals was recorded as we played.
We were gonna be done for the night after we had “As Long As I’m Alive,” “Late in the Night” and “Loved You All Along” because it was pretty late, we were all kind of tired, and my band didn’t know any more songs of mine. But I quickly taught them “Turn On Your Light” at 4 in the morning. The engineer rolled the tape, and it took a take for us to really get into a groove on it. But once we did, what we got was amazing. The way the bass and drums sound on that song is perfect.
I completely improvised the words to “As Long As I’m Alive” on the spot as we were recording. I tried writing words to it beforehand, and I just couldn’t do it. For whatever reason, I had writer’s block. But I knew I really wanted to recod the song. It has this great piano chord progression that was really beautiful. All I had for words was “As long as I’m alive,” that’s it. And I knew I wanted it to be a love song. About how someone would go to any lengths in the world to be with the one they love. We did four or five takes of that one, all with completely different words, and I ended up liking this take the most.
That song is about a back and forth relationship. The guy really wants to be with the girl, but as soon as he’s with her, he doesn’t want to be with her anymore. Basically about how we all want what we can’t have. He wants her to be this perfect girl, and feels like he needs another chance.
None of the songs are to a click track, so they waver a little bit with tempo, but I think that gives them a real feel.”
We here at Sensible reason are definitely digging this latest EP from Frisch and we think you will too!