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  1. MELTING

From the album FROZEN IN TIME

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MELTING

"Melting was written at the Reykjavik Folk Festival. The Icelandic artists performing there were mind blowing. Like lava and glaciers, Icelandic poetry and music are always claiming new ground.  And while I was there, the weather kept changing drastically every five minutes. It was like I was transported to another world." - Lindy

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“Melting” matches Vopnford’s perfectly penned poetics to the eeriest of moods, and melancholy permeates thanks to the haunting guitars of Toronto musician, Luke Doucet. Combined, the effect of love lost or spurned will send chills down your spine. Where “Lover/Sister” from Vopnford’s Young Waverer album stood out as the track that entranced the listener consistently with its cautious tale about caring and accidental love, here, “Melting” continues the magic of stopping any listener dead in their tracks. The song starts tragic: “You came back in November / As cold as the weather / Everything freezing so fast / Tried to get back the feeling / From the heat you’ve been stealing / We both knew that it couldn’t last.” Betrayal is captured so beautifully in epic poetic imagery of Vopnjford’s lyrics, casting a dark spell on a story with girth. The lover lost and led astray returns to make amends but finds the amorous memory for them frozen in time, and no heat can unlock the sentiment: “It’s a long way to walk through the snow / To fan the flames of a love that you already know / To me it is frozen in time / And melting won’t make you mine.” Gritty, and lush, Vopnfjord’s gentle undertones again strike a note of vulnerability and sorrow that stirs the soul in ways few artists can manage so simply – yet powerfully.

Lindy Vopnfjord
Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Wurlitzer Piano on track 4

Rick May
Bass Guitar, Engineered by Garnett Betts at Coast Road Recording, Victoria, BC

Örn Eldjárn
Electric Guitar on track 2, engineered by Snorri Helgason at Snossgæti, Reykjavik, Iceland

Bob Egan
Pedal Steel Guitar

Ian LeFeuvre
Electric Guitar on track 2, Percussion and Drums on track 2, Violele on track 12

Stephen Krecklo
Lap Steel Guitar on tracks 6 & 7

Simon Miminis
Drums and Percussion

Luke Doucet
Electric Guitar on tracks 5 & 11

Todor Kobakov
Vibraphone, Rhodes Piano, Percussion and Drums on tracks 5, 6 & 9


Engineered by Jeremy Darby and Julian De Corte at Canterbury Music Company Toronto

Engineered by Todor Kobakov at Kobakov Sound Toronto

Mixed by Todor Kobakov at Kobakov Sound Toronto

Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling NYC

Produced by Todor Kobakov

Lyrics

MELTING
You came back in November
As cold as the weather
Everything freezing so fast

Trying to get back the feeling
From the heat you’d been stealing
We both knew that it couldn’t last

It’s a long way to walk through the snow
To fan the flames of a love you already know
For me it is frozen in time
And melting won’t make you mine

I took the chill from your hands dear
But still you couldn’t get warm here
Frost on the tears in your eye

As the Spring thaws the spirit
You could already hear it
The sound of my saying good-bye

It’s a long way to walk through the snow
To fan the flames of a love you already know
For me it is frozen in time
And melting won’t make you mine