Swedish DIY pop-rock band Francis return today with their first bit of new music since last year’s sophomore album Marathon. Although the band was founded a decade ago applying punk sensibilities to American folk music, their gently swaying new single “Swing” is more like a dreamy take on the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. It’s an easy listen that feels like nostalgia washing over you. Lead vocalist Petra Mases recalls the passage of time as inspiration for the track:
When you go from being in your most youthful Holly Golightly-self to put yourself in some sort of seriousness, the gloominess will rinse over sooner or later. This is what “Swing” is about, the wave that comes with all the memories. There is no valuation, nothing to change, just memories from what once was. Suddenly ten, twenty, thirty years has passed. What happened there?
“Swing” is out this Friday, 8/18 on Strangers Candy.