Might as well get the unavoidable Feist reference out of the way first. For a female Canadian singer/songwriter who's made a soulful folk album with a cozy vocal glow, the comparison is inevitable. But Lily Frost's fifth album, Cine-Magique, flows into even more detached rivulets of genre than Let It Die: Morricone-inspired balladry, 60s girl pop, Dresden Doll-y cabaret and harmonized church spiritual. Frost's try-it-all ambition works more for than against her - only occasionally does she not seem totally in her element. Credit goes to Frost's husband and producer José Contreras of By Divine Right, who renders a lush, detailed sonic backdrop.
Lily Frost launches her disc at the Drake Friday (November 3).