TRACK REVIEW: Frankie Archer – Over the Border | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Frankie Archer brings us a track with its origins clearly exposed. Hearing this folk song is like going back in time to a world where everyone in a town knew each other and came together to sing and play instruments in the pub after dark.

Over The Border is a 200-year-old smallpipes tune that Frankie Archer has revitalised with soothing yet haunting layers of vocals and a beautiful violin through-line. This keeps the traditional, folk-esque vibe while still breathing a new lease of life into an old Northern classic. Many hands and voices throughout history echo in this song, but it is Frankie Archer’s vocal texture that is the star of this show, bringing a sense of youth to an archaic tune.


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