Premiere: FRANKIIE Shares New Single “Merciless”
Sophomore LP Between Goals Due Out June 2nd through Paper Bag Information
Might 03, 2023
Between Goals is the forthcoming sophomore report from Vancouver indie pop outfit FRANKIIE, and sees the band occupying a hazy liminal area between dream pop, shoegaze, and psych pop. As vocalist and guitarist Francesca Carbonneau describes, the report was born of the collective uncertainty the band skilled within the aftermath of the pandemic, a foggy unreality not not like a waking dream. “It was this bizarre ‘between desires’ state as a result of nothing was regular, or at the very least not the way it was and we simply needed to keep it up like everybody else,” she says.
She continues, “These songs had been following a way of instinct, and probably not attempting to have them be something however what instinctively got here out. There was no try to stay to a sure style, or take ourselves too critically.”
The band launched that boundary-free method with the report’s first two singles, “Backyard” and “Visions.” At the moment, they’re again with their newest style of the album, “Merciless,” premiering with Below the Radar.
The band leans into their classic pop influences on “Merciless,” backed by reverb-soaked guitar, shimmering synths, and sunny vocal melodies. The observe takes on hints of beach-ready surf pop jangle, filtered by means of hazy storage pop and dreamy vocal harmonies. Nonetheless, the lyrics tackle a biting edge as they poke enjoyable at a merciless and narcissistic character: “Who do you name whenever you want some honey? / Now that you realize I can see proper by means of / Delusional drama, the sport is over / Calling it quits, yeah I’m executed with you.”
Carbonneau says of the observe, “In an age of celebrated self-absorption, we had been impressed to put in writing this track a couple of fictitious character that we sing forwards and backwards with. It’s primarily an amalgamation of all of the narcissists we’ve ever met and in flip we wish nothing to do with.”
Take a look at the track and reside video beneath. Between Goals is due out June 2nd through Paper Bag Information. You too can learn our accompanying Q&A with the band beneath.
Are you able to inform us just a little bit extra about the place the lyrical inspiration for “Merciless” was derived from? Is there a selected story behind it you need to share?
The melody and construction of “Merciless” had been what got here first when penning this track however just a few traces did instantly stick as we jammed, certainly one of them being “I may by no means be such as you”. So we had been impressed from these lyrics to put in writing the track about all of the narcissistic personalities and other people we’ve met all through our lives. It may be straightforward to fall below their spell, as narcissists are easy speaking, charismatic, and know the way to love bomb laborious. There have been a ton of journalistic podcasts and docu-series currently telling wild tales of relationships gone very unsuitable due to this dynamic so perhaps that was an affect too once we had been developing with this idea. The singer contemplates the character of this narcissistic particular person – their over-the-top ego, their egocentric needs and cruelty. When you may have the prospect to look at these qualities in somebody from afar, you begin to understand how unattractive it truly is, however it may be laborious to see a narcissist’s true nature up shut. This track is in regards to the singer realizing this.
What are you most wanting ahead to with the discharge of your sophomore LP in June? Are there sure tracks you’re most excited for?
We’re REALLY enthusiastic about having a brand new physique of labor on the market that speaks to our ongoing evolution as artists and other people AND attending to share that by enjoying some actually enjoyable reveals to have a good time the discharge. We’ll be enjoying in Vancouver, Seattle, and Los Angeles in early June. To be trustworthy, we love all of the songs on Between Goals however we’re fairly excited for “Ardour Fruit” and “Golden Days” to be on the market on the earth – very totally different songs with their very own vibe. There may be additionally a track referred to as “Crystal Eyes” and the lyrics had been taken from a poem written by Nashlyn’s mother about her cat Tofu. It’s a heavy, droney vibey track too and we like it.
Is there something we will anticipate from FRANKIIE within the close to future? Excursions or music movies? And what do you hope comes for FRANKIIE shifting ahead?
With the album launch, we’ll even be sharing a stupendous music video for the track “Golden Days,” which is the closing observe on Between Goals. Directed by Andrea Nazarin of HILITE Company it’s going to be SO good. So we will’t watch for that both. She is at present making final touches to it at her studio in Toronto. Count on extra touring within the fall, almost definitely reveals alongside the west coast – we’re all the time in search of bands to associate up with on the highway. We hope with this launch we will have some extra wonderful adventures enjoying our music for audiences throughout, make new pals, magical recollections, and simply have a good time and recognize the time, vitality, love, and sacrifice we put into making this report occur, and that features everybody who has contributed alongside the way in which.