My latest addition to the files For Those Who have Ears to Hear is Alison Sudol (born December 23, 1984), known professionally as A Fine Frenzy is an American alternative singer and songwriter and pianist. I am absolutely in love with her voice and music.
Sudol, age 24, is the leader of A Fine Frenzy, which she introduced to the world with the 2007 album ONE CELL IN THE SEA. The project established her as one of the most talented young singers and songwriters around; it received rave reviews, was widely exposed through songs being licensed to numerous television shows, and reached Number One on Billboard’s “Heatseeker” charts. A Fine Frenzy was chosen as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, and much was made of the young redheaded singer’s literary interests (including a band name taken from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream).
This single release of “Come On, Come Out” is just a sample of her first album. The album consisted of ballads and heartfelt lyrics and a very personal reflection of her perspective of growing up. But with her second album and follow-up, BOMB IN A BIRDCAGE, Alison Sudol is most certainly revealing another side of A Fine Frenzy.
“On the first record, I felt very young, and I think I made up for it by being very serious… about everything… This time, I didn’t want to limit myself. I wanted to stretch and grow and push myself past my comfort zone. I also wanted to have fun.”
“On tour, I discovered that, while I love being behind the piano and having quiet moments with the audience, I also love rocking out and having a good time. I started expanding my tastes, listening to as much music as I could get my hands on. Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and the Talking Heads changed my life.”
This is as pure and as fine an artist you will find in music today. A fresh voice and for me and those who have ears to hear, a breath of fresh air. Enjoy and drink it all in as you listen to Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy) and her song Come On, Come Out.