Robert Francis returns with his seventh studio album Indian Summer, coming November 3rd through Aeronaut Records. Recorded over ten days in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Robert not only produced the 13-song album with Marc Gabor, but he played every instrument on it himself. The album is available now for pre-order from iTunes and Amazon.
The whimsical, enchanting first video from the album for “The Magic” has premiered courtesy of BULLETT Magazine.
A reflection on our times, the songs of Indian Summer touch on everything from complex relationships between blue-collar residents and refugees in Hamtramck, Michigan, the first majority-Muslim city in the United States (“Joseph Campau”), to a Native American couple’s ill-fated journey off a reservation in northeast California (“Modoc County”), to commentary on corporations that wish to be humanized and the artists that willfully sell out to them (“The Brand”). Robert has never been more forceful as a lyricist and the result is an album that is contemplative and immediate, a no-frills forty-seven minute examination of what it is to be alive in 2017.
Robert is currently plotting tour dates for the rest of 2017 and early 2018 in support of Indian Summer – including some tiny, surprise shows in New York City and Brooklyn during Thanksgiving week that fans should keep a close eye out for.
Watch the Official Video for The Magic below:
More about Robert Francis:
Robert Francis is a multi-instrumentalist, Americana singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. As the youngest member of a music-filled household, Robert benefited from a diverse musical climate thanks to his late pianist/producer father, his songwriting sister Juliette Commagere, and his Mexican mother, who sang native ranchera songs around the house. This musical upbringing eventually led to Francis’s 2007 debut, the musically diverse One by One, at the young age of 19. Six more studio albums have followed.
Francis has performed at festivals such as Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Hard Rock Calling and Summerfest. Along with headlining sold out shows throughout Europe and the U.S.A, he has also played The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and played with artists such as Noah and the Whale, The John Butler Trio, Portugal the Man, Saint Seneca, Drive By Truckers and Missy Higgins. His songs have been featured in movies and television including Deadfall, The Vicious Kind, Shameless, Gray’s Anatomy, Hemlock Grove, Chicago Fire and Brothers and Sisters.
“Engaging and insightful… a lyrically trenchant album.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER