New York songwriter Eddi Front keeps the production on her songs as raw and bare as her softly sung, cathartic and brutal lyrics. We've only heard a couple of tracks from the mercurial siren, eerie piano backed confessions with spectral vocals that seem to be echoing in from some other dimension. Listen closely and you realize that the particular breakup she's laying out on the examination table was as injurious as an emotional carpet bombing. Tori Amos' "Crucify" sounds like a jaunty pop ditty by comparison. A debut EP is due November 6 (Best Fit) and we're guessing that both "Gigantic" and "Texas" will be included, each a no-holds-barred take on the end of a relationship -- alternately bitter and morose. Front's waif-like singing and a starkly reverbed piano strip the songs right down to tissue and bone, drawing you in even as you attempt to look back and keep an eye on the door. But like watching a slow-motion car crash, it's damn near impossible to turn away.
Eddi Front - "Gigantic"
Eddi Front - "Texas"