FRANKIIE release new single and video "Visions"
Vancouver’s FRANKIIE returns today with their second single/video for Visions, taken from their recently announced sophomore LP, Between Dreams, set for release on June 2, 2023 on Paper Bag Records. FRANKIIE, folds in sonic elements of psychedelia, timelessness and existential musings to their dreamy, harmonious pop songs. Cleverly straddling reverb-soaked dream-pop with vintage classic-rock, and bedroom-psych, to beachy shoegaze, FRANKIIE explores a sound in which there are no borders, and where magic abounds.
Vocalist/guitarist Francesca Carbonneau elaborates on the idea behind Visions: “When dreams and memories entangle with our present moment, we can begin to question our entire reality. Visions is about that feeling, about sensing something beyond what’s happening right in front of you...as if right below the surface, anything you’ve ever lost is there; waiting for you to reach out your hand and grab it back. Like déja vu, which is something I experience frequently, a single moment can feel surreal, strange and yet strikingly familiar all at once.”
Shot in Deep Cove, Vancouver within the shared, unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Between Dreams explores our lived experiences in a world constantly shifting and twisting abruptly around us. “What is the dream and what’s reality? What’s normal anymore and does it really matter because you’re just experiencing it all anyways,” says vocalisr/keyboardist, Nashlyn Lloyd. “I think that’s all we’re trying to do: just be in this experience and embrace it fully.”
“These songs were following a sense of intuition, and not really trying to have them be anything but what instinctively came out. There was no attempt to stick to a certain genre, or take ourselves too seriously,” says Carbonneau.
They recorded eight tracks in Vancouver with producer Jason Corbett at Jacknife Sound, and two with Connor Head at Catalogue Studio in Victoria. The sessions were full of fresh energy and vision: Glenham and Stöddärt lent new angles to the songs, while the world’s standstill meant the band could take their time to build out this audible world. (Lloyd even had to figure out how to sing while nine months pregnant.)