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365体育投注Davis-based electronic musician Lillian Frances' first single, “Raincheck Summer,” will be released on Friday, May 8. Jorge Espinosa/Courtesy photo

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Lillian Frances to release first single off debut album

365体育投注May 8 will be a landmark day for Davis-based musician Lillian Frances. One week from today, she will release “Raincheck Summer,” the first single and accompanying music video off her debut album, “Moonrise Queendom.”

365体育投注In 2018, the motto of the summer seemed to be “I’m good! How are you?” At every party she went to, the electronic musician and producer found herself counterfeiting connections: making plans with people whose names she’d forgotten, who likely didn’t remember hers either.

“It was a raincheck summer, let’s hang out soon never,” Frances sings on her new single “Raincheck Summer,” flanked by cellos and propelled by an 808 kick drum.

In “Raincheck Summer,” Frances explores the idea of authentic connection. Initially, the song was intended to poke fun at the emotional distance we establish with people we’re together with physically. However, in the past couple of months, the song’s meaning has shifted, now raising the question of how we can deepen social bonds while remaining physically separate.

The song’s accompanying music video is saturated with Frances’ playful, colorful aesthetic and embodies the song’s lyrical contradictions. It was produced and directed by Frances, with filmmaker and director of photography, Zeroscope.

“Raincheck Summer” will be released with the music video on Friday, May 8. The full album, “Moonrise Queendom,” will come out June 5, under a full moon.

Her music will be available on Spotify, Youtube and online music stores. To see Frances’ collages and follow her musical endeavors, find her on Instagram at @lillianfrancesmusic.

Frances has been featured on NPR’s Heavy Rotation, Capital Public Radio and Indie Shuffle. Past festivals include Sacramento PorchFest (2018, 2019), the Davis Music Festival (2017, 2019), and the Davis Cherry Blossom Festival (2018, 2019, 2020); notable performances include opening for Sylvan Esso, and playing alongside Shakey Graves, Sage the Gemini and Lexi Panterra.

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