About The Artist
Neal Francisé' sophomore album é─˛In Plain Sighté' offers up a body of work both enchanting and painfully self-aware, recorded entirely on tape with his bandmates. Mixed by Grammy Award-winner Dave Fridmann (Spoon, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips), the album spotlights Francisé's refined yet free-spirited performance on piano, an instrument he took up at the age of four. The album came to life over the course of a tumultuous year spent living in a possibly haunted church in Chicago. The result: a portrait of profound upheaval and weary resilience, presented in a kaleidoscopic sound thaté's endlessly absorbing. é─˛In Plain Sighté' ultimately reveals the possibility of redemption and transformation even as your world falls apart. é"When I started the process of writing these songs, I was so emotionally out-of-sorts and really kind of hopeless that Ié'd be able to come up with anything,é" says Francis. é"But then I sat down and started working, and embraced whatever inspiration came my way. Sometimes it felt like beating my head against a wall, but I tried to trust that it would lead somewhere. The whole thing was like a weird dreamé─ţthis very strange time of terrible, wonderful isolation.é"