Saint John, NB-based alt-folk Canadiana artist, Kylie Fox has unveiled her newest single, “Avocado”, a heartfelt, tongue-in-cheek letter-in-song to her friend (and first-time mothers everywhere).
“There is a trend in millennial pregnancies where the process is tracked through an app that describes the mother’s weekly progress,” Fox explains of the song’s context and inspiration. “Usually the videos make an effort to compare the size of the fetus to that of a fruit or vegetable.
I was lucky enough to catch the screening of the 16-week video which told us that my friend’s child was about the size of an avocado,” she continues. “This song is a letter to a mom-to-be facing the uncertainties and excitements of expecting a first child.”
The single is from Kylie’s upcoming LP, Green, which is set for release on September 18, 2020, and also features the track, “Cold Feet” which was initially penned as a wedding gift to friends.
“I wanted to write a song for my friend’s wedding,” Fox shares of the track’s origins. “I didn’t want to write ‘just another’ love song, I wanted to write their love song.
I called the groom and gave him an interview,” she continues. “I was seeking some strange, obscure sentimentality in his answers, and I got it: he’s a fisherman, so I asked ‘when you are tired and uncomfortable at work, what do you miss about my friend?’
He said ‘her cold feet.’
So… I set out to write a song about my friend’s feet, but changed his answer to ‘cool’ because,” she laughs, quite rightly pointing out, “you shouldn’t sing about ‘cold feet’ at a wedding.”
Check out “Avocado” below and be sure to stay up to date with Kylie via her socials.
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