Frances Quinlan (Hop Along), recently announced her debut solo full-length Likewise. Today she has shared the second single off the album, entitled “Now That I’m Back,” the track is accompanied by a visualizer of Quinlan’s own artwork, and his the follow-up to “Rare Thing.” Quinlan recently announced a headline tour in support of Likewise, and today she announces some tour updates. Mary Lattimore will support her on her headline dates, as well as perform with Quinlan during her sets. Frances has also added a tour date with Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard.
Frances Quinlan on “Now That I’m Back”:
I find it mystifying that my idea of love has aged and changed right alongside me. I’d always thought of love as something one is given, I didn’t think much about my own capacity for love, for generosity. That’s too bad, but now I understand a little better, I hope. At this point I think love is always there, it exists in the margins, one needs only to access it (though this often requires some struggle and at times some pain).
Compromise is often required for the survival of most relationships. I was thinking about my struggles with compromise for the sake of understanding someone outside myself. It’s a long road, I think this song just portrays the start of it. Love is always around, even as great chunks of time drift from us and we inevitably find ourselves altered and wonder how we got to this place. I frighten myself with thoughts of love disappearing from my life, or of my hardening as a person. I’ve had some odd chapters over the last few years. I think this song came out of one of them.”
While Hop Along began as Quinlan’s solo project (originally titled Hop Along, Queen Ansleis), Likewise is Quinlan’s debut under her own name. Recorded with bandmate Joe Reinhart at The Headroom, Likewise sees Quinlan tap into new sounds. “Working with Joe on this made me able to better see that the guitar is just one vehicle… there are so many others to explore,” Quinlan says on this collaboration, which features synthesizers, digital beats, harps, strings, and a wide variety of keyboards.
Saddle Creek Records
1. Piltdown Man
2. Your Reply
3. Rare Thing
4. Detroit Lake
5. A Secret
6. Went to LA
8. Now That I’m Back
9. Carry the Zero (Built To Spill cover)
01/19/20 – Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows Festival at Sleeping Village +
01/23/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
03/01/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop at Swedish American Music Hall #
03/03/20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
03/05/20 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater #
03/06/20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret #
03/07/20 – Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl #
03/11/20 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial Library #
03/12/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pico Union Project #
03/14/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
03/16/20-03/21/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
+ = support from Indigo De Souza
* = supporting Ben Gibbard
# = support from Mary Lattimore
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