Florida musician Jonathon Fraser, better known as Northbound, started off as an acoustic singer/songwriter, like so many musicians do. But as his songs developed and his fanbase grew, he began incorporating full-band elements into his previously stripped-down arrangements, resulting in a debut LP, Death Of A Slug, that was half solo, half full-band. Now, Fraser has re-recorded all five of those acoustic songs in electrified versions for the re-release of Death Of A Slug, including “Kiss,” the song we’re premiering today. It is a complete 180 from the acoustic version, sounding more like I Am The Avalanche or Citizen than your typical coffee-shop fare. Fraser explains:
“’Kiss’ is a song about being young and naive. It’s about expecting things to go a certain way, and then accepting the situation when it doesn’t unfold how you originally wanted it to. Starting off as a one track acoustic song, it is without a doubt the most reworked song from ‘Death Of A Slug’ and I’m excited to share it with everyone.”
Death Of A Slug comes out June 30 via Animal Style Records and can be pre-ordered here.
Northbound have two gigs on the docket right now; check ’em out:
Jun 05 Backbooth Orlando, FL w/Old Again, Hungöver, Aglacia, False Narrative
Aug 08 The Wrecking Ball 2015 Atlanta, GA w/Descendents, the Movielife, Glassjaw + more