Frances Quinlan of Hop Along is releasing her solo debut Likewise later this month via Saddle Creek, and today she’s revealed new single “Your Reply” along with a colorful visualizer video featuring her own artwork.
The track is one of tender affections, despite the object of the narrator’s affection failing to reciprocate sometimes. “There can be a one-sidedness to even the most loving and rewarding relationships,” Quinlan said of the song in a press release. “We will always have a part of ourselves we can’t or don’t know how to share. There are so many risks involved. Regardless, I think of this song as celebratory. If anything, the speaker is frustrated at coming so close to understanding another person completely, but perhaps only just missing the mark. But still what a gift that is, to come close.”
Likewise is out January 31 on Saddle Creek. You can pre-order it here, and check out Frances’ tour dates and watch the track’s music video below.
Quinlan herself produced all of the artwork on the new record, including the self-portrait on the album cover. In celebration of release, she’ll be hosting pop-up art exhibitions (free and open to the public) in NYC on January 29 at the Selina Chelsea, and in Los Angeles at Junior High on March 13. For the week following album release, Selina Chelsea is also hosting a Frances Happy Hour, where her artwork will remain on display in the lobby and the album will be played daily at 6 p.m. The artwork is additionally going to be displayed in the Blackwing Pop Up space in Rough Trade NYC for the month of February.
Additionally, I’d like to announce “Is this the place?” – a series of art galleries showcasing my paintings and drawings (with Q+A) pop up events. pic.twitter.com/nCga0iE3HL
— Frances Quinlan (@francq__) January 9, 2020
Frances Quinlan Tour Dates:
01/13/20 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East In-Store
01/15/20 – London, UK @ Five Day Forecast Festival
01/19/20 – Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows Festival at Sleeping Village +
01/23/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
01/30/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sultan Room
03/01/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop at Swedish American Music Hall #
03/03/20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
03/05/20 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater #
03/06/20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rubber Boot Club #
03/07/20 – Victoria, BC @ TBA #
03/11/20 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial Library #
03/12/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pico Union Project #
03/14/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
03/16/20-03/21/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
+ = support from Indigo De Souza
* = supporting Ben Gibbard
# = support from Mary Lattimore