WHEN Frazey Ford lands in Australia ahead of the Mullum Music Festival, the Canadian singer will be bringing a few new tracks with her.
After touring the summer festivals, Ford has been busy at home working on new material.
"I don't write on the road, I find I'm pretty busy," she said.
"When I'm home more I get more into a writing cycle... each song has its own process, but I do have a process that I have to get into.
"Writing can be so non-linear, for me anyway, it's more like painting an abstract picture."
Ford said when she sat down to write, it was sometimes like she was writing on water.
"I sit down, I feel something, and the the words come and then I come back to it... I can come back to that piece over years or over months," she said.
"If that song comes back to you, it's a song that wants to exist or be born.
"(You might be) stuck on or you don't know where it will take you, you haven't lived that experience through."
This will be Ford's second time in Australia, and this time she's excited to see more.
"(Last time) we felt like we got a good sense of Sydney and Melbourne, and we all loved really being there," she said.
This time, Ford and her band will be seeing a lot more of the country, heading over to Perth.
One thing she's excited to experience again are Australian audiences, who she thinks are much more laidback and expressive.
"I say (audiences) are particularly different... but English, Holland, German, and European audiences are more reserved," she said.
"I related to them in a different way... the Australian audiences are more like the Canadian and American audiences.
"They feel free to express themselves."
- The Mullum Music Festival is on from November 16 to 19, more information here.