Frankie Cosmos – “Sand”

Greta Kline, bka Frankie Cosmos, has been putting out whimsical DIY pop songs for ages, though evidence of her prolific output was trod on when she was “discovered” in the lead-up to the release of her last album, Zentropy. Frankie Cosmos is selling out shows across the country now, but if you’re interested in hearing the progression of her musicianship, her rich Bandcamp catalogue should satiate you. In the meantime, she’s announced a new EP due out this November. It’s Frankie Cosmos’ first release on Bayonet Records, and today, she’s debuted the EP’s first single, “Sand.” Kline was raised in New York, and evidence of that can be heard throughout her catalogue, but those locally-rendered lyrics don’t always move you in the same way that the very particular situational description in “Sand” might if you’ve ever spent any time in and around Greenwich Village. Kline told Pitchfork that the song was inspired by the changing seasons: “I wrote it in the beginning of this spring, while getting excited about just being able to be outside longer and spend time in NYC, and coming up with date ideas (like touching all the books on the racks outside the Strand).” Here are the lyrics:

I wanna kiss your stupid thumb
’cause I love when the days are long
I notice more of everything
might even try to be a friend
You hold my hair right by the end
and we hold hands around the bend
touch all the books outside The Strand
the oldest pages soft like sand
the oldest pages soft like sand

This 49-second song might be Frankie Cosmos’ strongest single to date. Check out the Fit Me In tracklist, upcoming tour dates, and listen to “Sand” below.

Fit Me In EP:
01 “Korean Food”
02 “Young”
03 “O Contest Winner”
04 “Sand”

Tour dates:
11/09 New Haven, CT @ The Space
11/10 Providence, RI @ Aurora
11/11 Boston, MA @ TBD
11/12 Burlington, VT @ Fort Sheen
11/13 Montreal, Quebec @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
11/14 Toronto, Ontario @ Smiling Buddha
11/15 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe
11/16 Bloomington, IN @ Bishop
11/17 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/18 Gambier, OH @ Kenyno College (Horn Gallery)
11/19 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
11/21 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/22 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

The Fit Me In EP is out 11/13 via Bayonet Records.