Again, Little Grey Girlfriend proves to be creating well-crafted material, without being boxed in by the imaginary boundaries of current musical genres. Green-Wood takes band leaders Erika Lloyd and Brad Whiteley back to their electronic beginnings, with detailed drum programming and layers of digital sound. It is also noticeably more rock oriented with the addition of guitarist, Cameron Mizell, and the switch from acoustic to synth bass. Erika Lloyd’s powerful vocals demonstrate even further her signature range of flexibility and style. In “Nothing” she is at her most natural and vulnerable sound, putting all tricks aside to sing from her heart.
Instead of using fantasy to escape inequality, unrequited love, and suffering, the lyrics are more direct in expressing these observations and living within them. Green-Wood is named after the well-known Brooklyn cemetery Erika and Brad look out on from their bedroom window. Not that this album is about death, it is more about acknowledging the truth of one’s situation, whether in acceptance and appreciation or in a fight for change.
released May 15, 2010
All music and lyrics by Erika Lloyd
*Dance On and This is the Hand, music by Erika Lloyd & Brad Whiteley
Vocals, Piano, Drum Programming: Erika Lloyd
Piano, Synth, Drum Programming: Brad Whiteley
Guitar: Cameron Mizell
Cello: Caleigh Drane
Album Artwork: Erika Lloyd
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