Nothing to lose. Nothing to fear. That’s the attitude behind the new EP and single from electropop prodigy Frankmusik. "Map" is the single and "Far From Over" is the EP. They mark a thrilling return to the hyperactive, hyperkinetic ultrapop which first made Frankmusik a cult star five years ago.
Frankmusik “Map” http://youtu.be/Xo_pjHOQubU
A whistlestop tour of everything that makes Frankmusik one of pop's most exciting and under-rated talents – day-glo melodies, hook-driven electro, dizzy dance beats and heartbroken ballads – "Far From Over" is the most head-spinning record he has made since “Frankisum” and “Map” is the most exciting, direct single of his career. Moving from fragile, heartbroken verses to a soaring dance chorus, it’s what pop dreams are made of. It’s matched by the hyperactive, ridiculously catchy “Captain”, the J-pop influenced yet utterly original “Thank You” and the big heartbreak ballad “The Line”.
Written, produced, recorded and mixed in a month of feverish activity in the same Croydon bedroom/studio where debut album “Complete Me” was created, “Far From Over” is Frankmusik’s Valentine’s gift to himself and his fans. All four songs were made available on the 14th of February for free (although a donation to http://www.Oxfam.com is suggested) through the new all singing, all dancing website www.frankmusik.com
“I am working with Oxfam because it is an incredible organization I grew up with knowing that it is trusted and does a fantastic job and helping those less fortunate than most of the people who will hear my EP. I could not think of a better hone for the money earned from this EP.”
“Far From Over”. is the fruit of two months of liberation which has seen Frankmusik scrap a third album he no longer believed in, release most of that material via Soundcloud for free, decide to leave LA for London and write more than a dozen new songs. The lyrics of the EP are about being lost – hence the clutched “map” in the single, as well as the urgent need for navigation in “Captain” – but sonically it sounds like Frankmusik knows exactly where he wants to be, combining the bubblegum energy of his earliest releases with the songwriting finesse he has learnt since.
The EP is the first tantalising taste of Frankmusik’s upcoming third album, to be released in April 2013.
Far From Over
2. Thank You
4. The Line