The Bombadils Collect Love Letters Of Many Kinds For ‘Dear Friend’

[Cover photo credit to Sydney MacLennan]

Canadian Folk duo The Bombadils, comprised of Luke Fraser and Sarah Frank will be releasing their album Dear Friend on January 13th, 2023. Their latest single “Little Days”, is out now. The album is a “series of love letters of a certain kind” to family, friends, cities, landscapes, and more.

For “Little Days”, The Bombadils move away from their usual layered arrangements, using open tunings on guitar and fiddle and leaving plenty of room for lyrics.

Dear Friend is the duo’s fourth album overall, and their first to feature all original songs, as well as their first full-length release after moving to Atlantic Canada and adjusting to new parenthood, a new city, and a global pandemic.

Artwork by Bee Stanton and Linda Wei-Chun

The 11-song album was recorded with engineer Graeme Campbell and features accompaniment by Ellen Gibling on harp and Ethan Jodziewicz (Milk Carton Kids, Sierra Hull) on bass. 

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