“Problems” by Neal Francis

Neal Francis has shared a new video for his single “Problems,” the latest track off his current release, In Plain Sight, now available via ATO. The LP was mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT). The hilarious and raucous clip, directed by Alec Basse and Max Moore, finds Francis singing on a microphone dropped down from the ceiling in a doctor’s office waiting room. As the walls close in on the disparate cast of characters, the dance party ensues.

“To us, the song is about indecision and choosing or not choosing paths in life based on various levels of apprehension,” says video directors Alec Basse and Max Moore. “Naturally, this inaction leads to unforeseen consequences. To visualize this, we aimed to squish Neal between the walls of time and, while he messed about singing and dancing, his world becomes smaller and smaller. Eventually, life chooses your path for you. We also wanted to match Neal’s love for tried and true analog creation and shot the video on a late 60s 16mm Eclair NPR. There is no beating film.”

Francis continues to celebrate In Plain Sight with a truly epic North American tour highlighted by headline dates (including an exclusive Album Release Party, set for November 5 at Rosa’s Lounge in Chicago), shows supporting My Morning Jacket, and more festival appearances including Wilco’s sold-out Sky Blue Sky, a curated concert vacation set for January 17-21, 2022 at Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. From there, Francis will cross the Atlantic for a much anticipated European/UK tour, making stops in London, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium in early 2022.

Neal Francis
In Plain Sight
ATO Records

Neal Francis
Live Dates

NOVEMBER 2021
18 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
19 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
20 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi

DECEMBER 2021
3 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
4 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ponyboy
8 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
9 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
10 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
11 – Tyler, TX – Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue
12 – Dallas TX – The Kessler Theater
29 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom **
31 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

JANUARY 2022
5 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
8 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
9 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
13 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
14 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
17-21 – Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky – Puerto Aventuras, MX † (SOLD OUT)
22 – Glasgow, UK – Celtic Connections
23 – London, UK – O2 Academy2 Islington
25 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn
26 – Groningen, NL – Vera
27 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
28 – Hengelo, NL – Metropool
29 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg
30 – Rotterdam, NL – Bird
31 – Haldern, DE – Haldern Pop Bar

FEBRUARY 2022
1 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub
2 – Hamburg, DE – Häkken
4 – Paris, FR – New Morning
5 – Beauvais, FR – L’Ouvre Boite
6 – Leffinge, BE – De Zwerver
16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
17 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
18 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
19 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
22 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
23 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
24 – Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds
25 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

JULY 2022
27 – 31 – Floyd, VA – Floyd Fest

AUGUST 2022
26-28 – Tisbury, MA – Beach Road Weekend †

* In Plain Sight Album Release Party
** w/My Morning Jacket
† Festival Appearance

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