Sometimes it takes time apart to regain an appreciation for what you have. That’s what Vancouver-based dream-rock group FRANKIIE experienced throughout the winter of 2017. It had been three years, one EP, several tours, and a debunked reality TV show pilot when the 4-piece started questioning their direction as a group. They ended up naturally drifting into their own interests; one member started a fashion line, another released a solo EP, one became a school teacher, and the other moved to a small island community to work and surf. But it didn’t take long before they found each other again, this time with a renewed excitement for the bond they share over music and adventure-seeking.
Since reconnecting, the band has been writing new material and working with producer Jason Corbett of ACTORS at Jacknife Sound to finish their debut full-length album. Set for release in spring 2019 on Paper Bag Records, the new recordings have a refreshed sense of energy and cohesiveness as a group. The first single, “Glory Me”, is a contemplation of life and death, and like many of the tracks on the upcoming album, it explores the questions of meaning and purpose – feelings that were heavily shadowing their lives before they took time for individual self-discovery. Exploring new sounds and lyrical ideas while holding on to their core strengths as songwriters, FRANKIIE is poised for another set of adventures as their evolution continues.