Kylie Fox’s heartfelt wedding gift to her friend has turned into her new single Cool Feet — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“I wanted to write a song for my friend’s wedding,” the Saint John alt-folk singer-songwriter shares. “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. 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.”
It would be hard to sum Fox’s unique brand of song-based storytelling up with any other anecdote; Cool Feet is a fitting example of her sentimental soft-spot effortless intertwining with quick wit, signature sarcasm, and inherent empathy. The second song from her forthcoming Dale Murry-produced LP Green, Cool Feet sets the tone for what’s to come following her 2017 BalconyEP. The results teem with unmistakable genuineness and endearing charm, traits that have earned Fox an attentive audience coast to coast.
“I recorded with Dale in his remote Nova Scotian farm house,” Fox recalls of working with the East Coast Music Award-winning producer. “I would drive over from Saint John and stay for a night or two at a time throughout the summer to work on it. Dale’s wife (and fellow ECMA-winning artist) Christina Martin is an insane cook. I would relish in the opportunity to ask them about bizarre touring stories and professional advice while we shared meals and a bottle of wine at the end of a work day. Christina even bought fireworks for the session drummer’s birthday. The process was a dream.”