That ‘Rollercoaster’ sound? It’s Lindsay Foote, traveling through her 20s on Friday at Passim
Lindsay Foote knows life can be a turbulent ride, and the singer-songwriter explores that in her latest EP, “Rollercoaster,” which she celebrates with her first headline show at Club Passim on Friday.
The Winchester native and current Somerville resident spent her 20s in Toronto, getting her start as a musician in a period full of personal growth and change, but also with tough decisions and uncertainty – hardships many young adults encounter.
“I feel like it’s a time for a lot of people where you’re not really settled down yet, you’re still kind of figuring out what you want to do with your life,” Foote said. “There’s just a lot of ups and downs, a lot of choices and not necessarily knowing where you’re heading.”
The EP, two years in the making, also captures a time when Foote expanded her sound to include more drums and electric instruments, hurtling “Rollercoaster” beyond the realms of folk to encompass genres from indie-pop to Americana. “Hearing the songs that I’ve been working on in that arrangement was super satisfying,” Foote said. “I think [that was] the treatment that they needed.”
Finally, though Foote typically performs on her own, for her upcoming concert – to include the entire “Rollercoaster” EP, some of her old songs and some hardly anyone has heard before – she will play with two Boston-based musicians. “A lot of stuff I do in music is alone,” Foote said. “It can get kind of solitary.”
Lindsay Foote plays with opener Kaiti Jones on Friday at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $18 for this all ages show.