Brooke Fraser

Album Title: Flags
Release Date: October 19, 2010
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Genre: Folk/Pop
Flags is the third self-release from New Zealand native Brooke Fraser and it is rich in unique melodies and of stories of everyday people. This album in many ways is about painting a landscape of America by weaving it into a flag that parades the human spirit. Fraser says of the album, "Our lives are like flags, - flying for a short while, a stake in the ground, marking our territory," and each narrative Fraser puts to song adds something to your perspective like a good piece of art. From "Who Are We Fooling?" which talks about marriage being an unbreakable bond to the hummable "Something in the Water", Fraser exercises her talent with soprano and harmony. Guest artists involved in the album include Aqualung and Switchfoot's Jon Foreman co-wrote "Betty" with catchy snap rhythm about a self-conscious girl named Betty who always seems to be hiding something. Canadians will like the references to Toronto and Betty's Canada shaped birthmark.

Fraser has yet again proven she is not to be grouped with many of the shoe-gazing acoustic acts out there today, she writes exceptionally-crafted songs with purposeful lyrics and catchy backbeats and is as much a great author in my books as she is a great songwriter.

Canadians be sure to catch Fraser when she plays at the following venues:

November 23, Opera House - Toronto, ON
December 9, Venue - Vancouver,BC

For more information on Brooke Fraser please visit: www.brookefraser.com.

Writer: Lindsay Whitfield


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