A seemingly familiar name popped up on my Soundcloud stream yesterday, Swedish indie band, Francis are back with a new single “Follow Me Home”
It’s been over 3 years since their last EP, This Must Be Blood, was released and I couldn’t think of a better song than “Follow Me Home” to return with. The steady, driving rhythm and sparse guitar chords create a vast Americana-like soundscape while Petra’s vocals, mature and distinct, leave you with your guard down, and a yearning feeling at the core, of returning home after a long time away. It’s very different from their past music, intelligent and concisely developed, yet warm and welcoming to your ears like a big hug from a loved one.
Their forthcoming album Marathon is due out early next year and I can’t wait to hear what other delicious tracks they will be offering up with its release.