FRANKIIE NEW SINGLE AND ALBUM ANNOUNCE
Updated: Mar 10
FRANKIIE have announced their sophomore record, Between Dreams, out June 2nd 2023 via Paper Bag Records.
Between Dreams is psychedelic in the way that makes the best works of psychedelia timeless, existential, and exciting. The record’s sonic world, which weaves between reverb-soaked dream-pop, vintage classic-rock, bedroom-psych, and beachy shoegaze, presents the dreamy and the real as one continuum between which there are no borders, and where magic abounds all over.
Vocalist/guitarist Francesca Carbonneau and vocalist/keyboardist Nashlyn Lloyd create perfect pop melodies and cathedral harmonies. They preview the new album today via a live off the floor rendition of album track, “Garden.”
“'Garden was inspired by writing retreats to the northern Sunshine Coast of BC where we could detach from the intensity of urban life and focus on music together,” says Nashlyn. “'Garden was inspired by writing retreats to the northern Sunshine Coast of BC where we could detach from the intensity of urban life and focus on music together. We would write all afternoon in the cabin, and take a break to slow down and watch the stars expand forever. The stillness I feel while listening to the ocean or being surrounded by trees is always something I am longing to reconnect with while living life in the city.”
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 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.)
Between Dreams is out June 2nd 2023.