Platinum-selling duo FRENSHIP – James Sunderland and Brett Hite – have announced the release of their debut full-length album Vacation, outMay 17th via Counter Records, part of the Ninja Tune family. Rousing first track “Wanted A Name” feat. Yoke Lore and brand new single “Remind You” out today, are available now for instant downloadwith any album pre-order. CLICK HERE to stream the track on all DSPs and pre-order or pre-save the album.Check out the first look of “Remind You” via Idolator.
FRENSHIP have also announced their Vacation Tour, coinciding with the album release. The 18-date U.S. headline tour kicks off May 18th in San Francisco, CA, bringing FRENSHIP to major cities from coast to coast before wrapping on June 15th in San Diego, CA. Pre-order the album on FRENSHIP’s web store and get access to early tickets before they go on sale. General on-sale begins Friday, March 1st. For all ticketing details, please visit www.wearefrenship.com.
Vacation, which includes buoyant, bright track “Won’t Let You Go”featuring Bastille, follows a series of buzzed-about singles that racked up more than 750+ million streams, including the 2016 global hit “Capsize”with Emily Warren. Full of warm harmonies, propulsive melodies, spiraling synths and pristine songwriting, Vacation is an album about searching. It examines the nuances of relationships and the idea of happiness and home – the duo’s hot-cold relationship with Los Angeles serving as one of the inspirations for the new songs.
New single “Remind You” addresses the insecurities which can often affect someone on one side of a relationship over layers of electro-pop synths, a laid-back groove and a bouncy melody. “Wanted A Name” feat. Yoke Lore explores the drive to re-capture those lightning-in-a-bottle moments of love, validation and pure creativity. The video (CLICK HERE to watch) features acclaimed actress Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place, Wonderstruck), who is Deaf, delivering a powerful performance of the song in American Sign Language, a way for FRENSHIP to reach out to their Deaf fans who they learned were requesting interpreters at their shows. Millicent’s presence is spellbinding against the serene, expansive natural setting, as she sheds light on how Deaf people experience and express themselves through music. It’s a profound reminder that music really is the universal language. Album intro “Breathe Deeper, See Brighter, Feel Better, Hear Now,” which bubbles andcrescendos into a wall of gorgeous vocal harmonies, sets the album’s tone of humility and perspective- a secular way of searching for something spiritual in everyday life, knowing that life is far bigger than anyone or anything in it. As the album winds down, “Anywhere But Here”looks ahead and away from Los Angeles. The track’s adventurous, restless spirit and cinematic soundscape conjure up the open road ahead where the search for a place that truly feels like home can continue.
1. Breathe Deeper, See Brighter, Feel Better, Hear Now