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18.10.2022 | 16:59

FRANKIE COSMOS feiern Album-Release-Woche mit Video zum Song „Empty Head“! /// „Inner World Peace“ erscheint diesen Freitag bei Sup Pop

„Empty Head“ ist vielleicht die perfekte Erzählung zu Stillstand und Agonie, die Kline & Co. hier in Klang setzen, ein Song, für den das Shoegazertum noch einmal neu erfunden werden sollte."
- Musikexpress (11/22)

Diesen Freitag veröffentlichen die New Yorker Indie-Rocker FRANKIE COSMOS endlich ihr neues Album „Inner World Peace“ via Sub Pop. Um diesen Umstand gebührend zu feiern, teilt die Band um Frontfrau Greta Kline mit „Empty Head“ eine letzte Single samt Video aus ihrem neuem Album.

Greta Kline über den Track: "The song is about wishing for inner peace, and conversely: spiraling. It’s about self-control, and the fear of unlocking myself and overflowing. It’s also about finding joy in small moments - walking in circles, hoping to see the neighbor’s dog. I’m so happy we got to work with Sophia Bennett Holmes again for this music video (I last worked with her in 2014 on the “Art School” video). I love the concept Sophia came up with - it tells it’s own story that fits in with the story of the song, but also takes it somewhere else. To me, the video is about blossoming because of a chill perspective (once I stop trying to jump into flight, I lift off the ground with ease); and then letting go of the need to be perceived, and instead disappearing and floating into the sunset. It perfectly captures the way meditation works - that once you stop focusing and trying too hard, it comes naturally."

Der Nachfolger des 2019 veröffentlichten Albums „Close It Quietly“ wurde von der Band mit Nate Mendelsohn und Katie Von Schleicher bei Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn aufgenommen und produziert. Die 15 Songs, die es auf „Inner World Peace“ geschafft haben, wurden aus über 100 Songs ausgewählt, die Kline während der Pandemie geschrieben hat. Das tolle Albumartwork enthält außerdem Illustrationen von Bandmitglied Lauren Martin.
FRANKIE COSMOS feiern Album-Release-Woche mit Video zum Song „Empty Head“! /// „Inner World Peace“ erscheint diesen Freitag bei Sup Pop

"Several things happened before a warm day when I met the four members of FRANKIE COSMOS in a Brooklyn studio to begin making their album. Greta Kline spent a few years living with her family and writing a mere 100 songs, turning her empathy anywhere from the navel to the moon, rendering it all warm, close and reflexively humorous. In music, everyone loves a teen sensation, but Kline has never been more fascinating than now, a decade into being one of the most prolific songwriters of her generation. She’s lodged in my mind amongst authors, other observational alchemists like Rachel Cusk or Sheila Heti, but she’s funnier, which is a charm endemic to musicians.

Meanwhile FRANKIE COSMOS, a rare, dwindling democratic entity called a band, had been on pandemic hiatus with no idea if they’d continue. In the openness of that uncertainty they met up, planning to hang out and play music together for the first time in nearly 500 days. There, whittling down the multitude of music to work with, they created Inner World Peace, a collection of Greta’s songs changed and sculpted by their time together. While Kline’s musical taste at the time was leaning toward aughts indie rock she’d loved as a teenager, keyboardist Lauren Martin and drummer Luke Pyenson cite “droning, meditation, repetition, clarity and intentionality,” as well as “‘70s folk and pop” as a reference for how they approached their parts. Bassist/guitarist Alex Bailey says that at the time he referred to it as their “ambient” or “psych” album. Somewhere between those textural elements and Kline’s penchant for concise pop, Inner World Peace finds its balance.

Instant centerpiece “One Year Stand” is a small snowglobe of intimacy recalling the softest moments of Yo La Tengo’s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Lifted by Martin’s drones on Hammond organ and synthesizer, it could be played on repeat in a loop. I like to think it’s obvious how Greta’s vocals were recorded: late at night as we all sat by in low light, transfixed as she sings “I’m not worried about the / rest of my life / because you are here today / I go back in time / I’m a cast iron.” The voices of Kline and Martin, who have sung together since middle school, blend seamlessly..."


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