Frankie Cosmos Wannago To The UK

by | Sep 2, 2019 | Sound/Vision

Photo: Jackie Lee Young

Frankie Cosmos are gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album and an upcoming UK tour with the music video for Wannago.

The band, featuring singer-songwriter Greta Kline and her longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass), show off their love for reality baking competitions in the new clip. 

“I thought a baking competition theme would translate well to a music video,” says Pyenson. “In some ways I think the lighthearted drama, tension, and release of that format mirrors the ebb and flow of emotions (lyrically and musically) in this song, and so it was kind of a natural fit.” 

Kline reveals that the band have had the song for a while but never thought it would be released.

“Every time we ever tried to arrange it we gave up or lied that we would come back to it later,” she says. “It felt too hard, and I found some of the lyrics embarrassing. Then Alex encouraged us to give it another shot because he really loved the demo. 

“We ended up all working together to turn this into a song that feels sparkly and distinct; and it’s really fun to play. I’ve accepted the cheesier lyrics as part of the youthful glow of the song, it feels very wide-eyed and is purely about love, distance, and life.”

 The song is the latest to be taken from the LP Close It Quietly, which is released on 6th September. Previous single Rings (On A Tree) was described by Brooklyn-based Kline as “a fictional tale of a breakup from the point of view of a mistress”. 

She added: “After I wrote it I realised what it meant to me – even though I’ve never been a mistress, I related to the character from being in a relationship where my feelings weren’t prioritised. 

“I originally wrote it just on piano and released the solo version that way. The band version really takes it somewhere else and felt very collaborative. I love everyone’s parts. Alex wrote the funky guitar part I play in the middle section, based on an idea Luke and Lauren verbalised.”

Frankie Cosmos hit the UK in October as part of their world tour. 

Tour dates are as follows:
16th October: Brighton, The Haunt
17th October: Bristol, Exchange
19th October: Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
20th October: Sheffield, Delicious Clam
21st October: Manchester,  Night & Day
22nd October: London, Islington Assembly Hall

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