“Even Though” is the second digital single to be lifted from Frankie Knight’s forthcoming debut album which is set for release later this year via Yumi And The Weather’s MIOHMI records (more details and album pre-orders TBA soon).
This bittersweet electronic pop tune, with delicately skittering beats sprinkled like sonic glitter, is a poignant yet joyful tribute inspired by the memory of a close friend who was sadly taken too soon. “I see how her positivity, creativity and love continues to inspire her partner, and everyone who knew her. How love is infinite. Even though there may not be a physical presence he can always come back to the energy that she gave. So I wrote it from his perspective and wanted it to sound light, uplifting and full of joy.”
Self-produced by Frankie Knight and her oldest friend Rob Swaine, the new material combines her organic approach to songwriting and soundscape-building with Swaine’s beat production skills refined through years of DJing, along with their shared love for Ibiza chillout. The pair grew up in South West London, bonding over a love for live and electronic music including Portishead, Massive Attack, Lamb, Simian Mobile Disco, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Zero 7, RJD2 and Noisia.
Two ex-Londoners who have each now made their home on the South Coast, on this album they fuse urban undertones and pop sensibilities, and an array of instruments picked up on travels all over the world, with an elegant, meditative sense of introspection and simplicity that reflects their escape from the city. The music features sounds recorded by Knight down at her local beach (the Witterings, in West Sussex), on camping trips, and during travels in Asia and Tanzania.
A hugely engaging live performer, with her live band Frankie Knight has played a slew of headline sets as well as support for the likes of Young Fathers, Anchorsong and Kosheen. She is also a member of Yumi And The Weather’s live set-up, lending her talents on keys, synths and backing vocals, not to mention a strong line in dance moves.
Steadily honing her craft over the past few years, Knight has gained radio support for previous releases from the likes of Tom Ravenscroft, Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and BBC Introducing. Her ever-building solo career follows her previous role in electro pop band Arp Attack – BBC Introducing favourites whose fans included 6Music’s Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq, and BBC London’s Gary Crowley. Now pouring her energies into her own project, this multi-talented creator makes all her own artwork and videos, her strong artistic vision running through each aspect for an inviting and absorbing experience.
Previous praise for Frankie Knight:
"Simply beautiful music" - BBC Introducing South
"Unique sound and feel" - Bill Brewster
“Absolutely delicious... quality at every single point.” - DMC Magazine
“Delightful tropical pop” – God Is In The TV
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released August 9, 2019