Fraser Boldon Premieres “The Trip is Over” Video

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To craft his debut solo EP, The Trip Is Over, Boldon sidesteps the heavier rock sounds that defined his work with Black River Killers in favour of a more relaxed R&B approach.

Matt Carter

Fraser Boldon recently returned to Fredericton with new music in tow. As a member of the band The Midnight Ramblers (not to be confused with the Moncton band of the same name), he and his bandmates were regular performers at The Capital during their university years before calling it a day somewhere back around 2015.

After a five year stint on west coast playing music with his Midnight Rambler bandmate Connor Embleton as Black River Killers, Boldon decided it was time to come back to New Brunswick, but not before making time for a little R&R on the beaches of Mexico and Costa Rica. It was there surrounded by the sun and the sand, where Boldon’s latest project was born.

“When my girlfriend and I felt it was time to move back east we decided to ship our belongings home and spend a couple months living in Mexico and Costa Rica on the way back,” said Boldon. “We rented a house by the beach and I just started writing and recording music without any real idea of how I wanted it to sound and this is what I ended up with.”

Boldon’s solo debut, The Trip is Over, was released in August of this year. The four-track EP is a major departure from his earlier projects, sidestepping the heavier rock sounds that defined his work with Black River Killers in favour of a more relaxed R&B approach.

A video for the title track was released today.

Boldon says his next challenge will be figuring out how to take this project from his laptop to the stage.

“I hope to play the songs live but first I need to figure out the best way to present them,” he said. “I didn’t really start putting them together with live shows in mind so that will be the next challenge.”

Check out the full EP on Spotify.

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