Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy
"Almost Lover" is the first single released from A Fine Frenzy's debut album One Cell in the Sea. The single experienced success in Europe. The single was a huge success in Slovenia, being one of the most popular songs of 2008 there, along with Duffy's Mercy. However, Slovenia has no official singles chart as singles are not sold there. On all unofficial airplay-only charts, the song reached number one. There are two music videos made for the single. The first one sees A Fine Frenzy playing a piano in the forest, sitting in the middle of a stream. Suddenly rocks start to fly up to the sky. Later we see that parts of the piano start to detach from each other. The second video was directed by the Nee Brothers. In this version we see A Fine Frenzy behind glass doors. She plays a dirty piano as she recalls her almost lover from the past. We see flashbacks of the pair on the beach. The video was later edited to fit a new video mix. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Alison Sudol (born December 23, 1984), known professionally as A Fine Frenzy (formerly Alison Monro) is an American alternative singer and songwriter and pianist. Her debut album, One Cell in the Sea, was released on July 17, 2007, and peaked at number 91 on the Billboard 200 chart. She has been in the charts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and France, among other countries. Her music has been featured on television shows, and on the soundtrack of the film Sleepwalking. Born in Seattle, Washington to two dramatic arts teachers, Sudol and her mother moved to Los Angeles after her parents divorced when she was five years old. She didn't see her father often while she was growing up. She grew up listening to a wide range of music, including Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, and swing. She graduated from high school at the age of 16, and considered herself "nerdy and quiet." Sudol did not "drink or smoke or do anything like that." She stated in an interview, "I was so nervous about going into college like that and super young. I figured I would take two years and try to find out what I was doing with music.