This Gridley Records artist has performed on the Chris Rock Show and Chappelle’s Show, and has lent her music to several independent movie soundtracks. On Frost as Desired, the artist’s first album shows she’s an experienced baker of sorts, offering up the ingredients of songs that should-be hits.
With music layering pop and country with psychedelic tones, at times you can picture the two young girls on the cover of Frost as Desired have made these songs. There’s darkness and sweetness, like devil’s food cake, I suppose; such a balance is struck on song’s like the semi-ethereal opening of “My Unbalance” and the sing-songy “Waking Up.”
It creates a sense of quirkiness, of walking barefoot in a manicured lawn when its grass is in need of a cutting.
This multi-instrumentalist (Erin Hill plays guitar, drums, synthesizer, sax and harp) has her voice as her greatest instrument, other than the mind that came up with them. With sweeping vocals, Erin Hill is distinctly sweet.
Ever sit through a movie’s end credits in its entirety? Erin Hill’s songs are reminiscent of the pop songs heard there, by the time you get to the gaffers and best boys.
Erin Hill has created an album fit for any sweet tooth, complete with the big glass of milk to help wash it down. Of course, so effortless an album brings new meaning to the phrase “piece of cake.”
Catherine E. Galioto is Rockzone's Features Editor / Columnist. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.