Ruby Frost: Water To Ice Ruby Frost Thu-10-May-12 11:19 Share this Hi, I’m Ruby Frost and this is my song Water To Ice. This is a love song about two outsiders who create their own worlds, by telling stories and using creativity and joy… to turn everything they see upside down. What is your single about? ‘Water To Ice’ is a love song about two outsiders who create their own worlds, by telling stories and using creativity and joy… to turn everything they see upside down. They don’t fit in but they don’t really want to… because it’s more colourful being storytellers together. They see the world through their multi-coloured lenses. Where did you record this single, and who helped you out? I recorded the vocals here at Roundhead Studios (with Bassy Bob) and then hopped on a plane and finished recording the song in New York – at Gigantic Studios with producer Chris Zane. He has an insane studio, which is where I finished my album. He still let me keep my Garageband loop in there though, which is how I originally wrote the song ha… Have you got a video out, if so what is the theme/story behind the video? Yes! Special Problems created the video, which definitely captures the dynamics of the song. From the bleak-looking start of the song which says ‘I lay dormant, until you made a cameo’… to the colourful, almost overwhelming, choruses which show the creativity and love and imagination that the song talks about. Who’s in your band? It changes from time to time, but it’s always Jimmy Mac (or ‘Friendrock’) who plays drums for me, and samples things, and triggers giant electronic sounds. We work together to craft how the live show is going to be, and get in other musos every now and then. I play synths and an MPC live, as well as sing. Have you got any tours coming up? I’m planning the VOLITION tour at the moment! Can’t announce the details yet, but I want to celebrate my first album coming out, so we’ll be playing as many shows through NZ as we possibly can. Already some of my favourite shows have been getting out of Auckland and playing to new audiences in Wellington, or Dunedin… it’s a lot of fun playing somewhere new. Have you got an album coming out soon? My debut album VOLITION will be coming out in early June. I’m so ridiculously excited to share it with people… it’s been a 2-year project, and I got to work with my dream producer on it (Chris Zane, he also produces for Passion Pit and other great bands like Holy Ghost!). The songs are a combination of dark and sad (I wrote these near the start of the project when I was dealing with an awful relationship split) to triumphant and empowering… The title track VOLITION is all about learning to do things of your own volition and use your free will… being confident to do whatever it is that you want and not letting anyone push you around. I wrote lots of short stories in the album art to explain the journey of the songs. I want people to understand where I’m coming from… You May Also Like Final two X Factor NZ judges announced - All Saints' Melanie Blatt & Ruby Frost Jay-Jay Mike & Dom's Podcast For Tuesday July 10th 2012 Jay-Jay, Mike & Dom speak to Ruby Frost Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .