Franklin Electric Reach For A Blue Ceiling

Montreal-based alt-folk band The Franklin Electric has premiered the video for “I Know The Feeling” via Australian website the music today. Watch + share video here. The band is set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album titled Blue Ceilings on February 24 via Indica Records. Blue Ceilings is now available for pre-order and includes the singles “I Know The Feeling” and  “Walk With You” as instant grat tracks. The quartet who has already amassed more than 2 million streams (Spotify, Deezer) will perform at the The Mod Club on March 30 and will head out on an Australian tour starting this week. Recently, TFE attracted newfound attention and a slew of new fans after their performance on The Bachelorette Canada during a scene filmed at Chateau Vieux-Montreal. See below for a full tour routing.
Shot by one of Canada’s top award winning directors Kristof Brandl (Skrillex, Charlotte Cardin, Monogrenade), the video for “I Know The Feeling” embraces a gritty, indie ‘16mm film hand held’ aesthetic, inciting nostalgia with its wistful ‘90s backdrop. Jon Matte had this to say about the shoot: “The video was a bit unclear in the beginning and came together quickly but I just remember all the rolls of film and how special it was to have a huge crew of extras that all dedicated their time. It became a game of hanging out then freezing on the spot to create the feeling of an old photograph.” Jon shared this quote on the inspiration for the song: “Lyrically, the song revolves around that feeling we can all relate to about regret…being lost and rediscovering ourselves, or trying to hang on to an idea or version of ourselves.  Musically, it’s kind of a blend of folky storytelling with a hip hop backbeat and some Roland Juno synth added for good measure, which seemed to all come together nicely.”
The Franklin Electric’s soaring and anthemic debut album, This Is How I Let You Down, was first released independently before catching the attention of Montreal’s Indica Records (Half Moon Run, Phantogram) who were blown away by the band’s sound. The label reissued the LP in 2014 featuring various remixes and two
new songs to much critical acclaim for both their recording and their incredible chops live. Striking for both its stunning chord changes and mature musings of life and love, the title track’s video quickly racked up over 250,000 Youtube views, launching the band into the spotlight. The Franklin Electric amassed an avid fanbase and rave reviews after spending 2015 playing over 180 shows from Canada to Australia – including 3 tours of Europe alone – opening for the likes of Ben Howard, Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, City & Colour, and Half Moon Run.

More information on the upcoming album and tour dates will be announced when available. See below for links to the band’s official website and various social media platforms.
Canadian Tour Dates:
03.01 – Trois-Rivières, QC @ Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières
03.03 – Saint-Eustache, QC @ Centre d’Art La Petite Église
03.11 – Gatineau, QC @ Salle Jean-Despréz
03.24 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Théâtre Granada
03.25 – Québec, QC @ Impérial Bell
03.30 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
04.01 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Australia Tour Dates:
01.11 – Brisbane, AUS @ The Triffid*
01.12 – Melbourne, AUS @ Corner Hotel*
01.14 – Sydney, AUS @ The Metro Theater*
01.20 – Adelaide, AUS @ Jive Bar^
01.21 – Melbourne, AUS @ Howler^
01.22 – Hawthorn, Melbourne, AUS @ Sub^
01.27 – Byron Bay, AUS @ Beach Hotel^
01.28 – Brisbane, AUS @ Woolly Mammoth^
02.02 – Cronulla, AUS @ Brass Monkey^
02.03 – Newtown, Sydney, AUS @ Newtown Social Club^
02.04 – Newcastle, AUS @ Small Ballroom^
02.05 – Wollongong, AUS @ Red Bar (under 18 / matinee)^
02.05 – Wollongong, AUS @ Red Bar (18+ / evening)^
02.10 – Margaret River, AUS @ Settlers Tavern+
02.11 – Fremantle, AUS @ Fly By Night+
* w/ Half Moon Run
^ w/ Woodclock
+Headline Show
Blue Ceilings Track Listing:
01. I Know The Feeling
02. Someone Like You
03. Burning Flame
04. Save Yourself
05. All Along
06. Walk With You
07. So Far
08. Resistance
09. It’s Taking You
10. Can I Get It Back
11. Blue Ceilings (Outro)

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