Paul Hebert

Butterfly Boucher – “Scary Fragile”

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Scary Fragile, the second release from Butterfly Boucher is now available digitally and in stores via her own imprint Situation Operation. Produced by David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor, Kelly Clarkson, The Strokes), the album delivers a wide range of styles.

The opening track “I Found Out” starts out with the vocals, “I found out, I can only be who I am, I can only do what I can” which is exactly what Butterfly does throughout the entire album, that is produce amazingly melodic, yet some-times aggressive songs.

A very unique aspect of the album, is the fact that Butterfly plays almost all the instruments.

“I had to wait for David to finish a couple of other projects he was working on, and out of habit I started doing pre-production at my home studio. When I write a guitar part I also hear the bass, the drums and the piano part; it all comes rushing in at the same time. Since it’s hard to push ideas aside and not get them down, I did a lot of pre-production myself at home. By the time I got in the studio with David, the demos were pretty dense in their ideas. He listened to the tracks and said there’s something really special with the fact that you play everything. On the first songs we ended up just putting live drums on them and keeping pretty much everything else,” explains Butterfly.

The album’s first single “Gun For A Tongue” captures Butterfly’s edgy mix of soaring pop-rock melodies and unflinchingly intimate lyrics, delivered with her trademark vocal dexterity. The song has already garnered strong support from KCRW.

The title track “Scary Fragile” is an amazingly simple acoustic piece, that is so riveting in that it shows off not only Butterfly’s amazing vocal ability, but her ability to tell a story with simple lyrics.

Currently in the midst of her U.S. East and West coast trek, you can however catch Butterfly on Wednesday night June 24 at the Hote Cafe in Los Angeles, and on July 7 on the KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic show.
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 Stars

Key Tracks: “Gun For a Tongue,” “Scary Fragile,” and “I Found Out”

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