Heather Trost - Desert Flowers

Heather Trost - Desert Flowers

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Trost returns with a lush new LP with great song titles 🐸

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As Heather Trost put together her new album Desert Flowers, she imagined herself sitting out on the mesa amidst the arid climate and sand. Even with such little water to survive, wildflowers bloom. This vision is an embellishment of Trost’s Albuquerque surroundings, an intersection of rural splendor and emptiness. She remains focused on those purple, yellow and orange flowers with faces beaming up to the sky, thriving on very little. “How does a flower grow in the desert?” she sings. Desert Flowers postulates the potential for new life. Using the messages from the unconscious during sleep, the record ultimately conceives a bridge to the world beyond our own.

Written and recorded in her home studio, Trost began with harmonic frameworks, allowing the melodies to naturally take root. Introductory track “Frog And Toad Are Friends” - yes, named after the book - is like a surf song from a sci-fi movie. Trost sees it as a mindwipe, “a playful kind of romp to help shake off the cobwebs and get the bones moving.”

Many of the tracks on Desert Flowers were created during difficult years, during which Trost’s strident creativity offered a much-needed path to solace. “Maybe these songs are a bit like desert flowers,” she reflects, “pushing their way towards the sun, and in turn searching and pushing roots deep into the ground for water. As above, so below, the light and the dark, extroverted and introverted, color and monochrome.”

Tracklisting

Side A
1. Frog and Toad are Friends
2. Sandcastles
3. The Devil Never Sleeps
4. Blue Fish
5. Black is the Night

Side B
1. You Always Gave Me Succor
2. Despoina
3. The Debutante
4. Your Favorite Color

Artist: Heather Trost
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Catalogue: BING174
Barcode: 600197017715
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 11th November 2022
                               

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