Anyone who knows me understands the incredibly special place Frankmusik, aka Vincent Frank, holds in my musical heart. His debut album, Complete Me, remains one of the best pop albums of the past five years and his ballad ‘Vacant Heart’ is one of the most gripping songs I have ever experienced. Frankmusik continues that tradition of gripping ballads with his latest single ‘Chasing Shadows’, full of delicate falsettos, sweeping synth chords and emotive lyrics that tap into visceral memories of love, loss, and regret. Vincent himself describes the ‘Chasing Shadows’ as “one of the most emotive choruses I have ever written.”

‘Chasing Shadows’ was born from very a honest series of personal events, and offers us a very close look into the long journey that brought Frankmusik from ‘Complete Me’, through his second album and time with Cherrytree Records, his engagement and it’s end, to where he is now. “Chasing Shadows is a song that, to me, describes the dire struggle to believe the lie you are being told. Wether it is faith or love guiding you into the need to wish the lie is real, I started to see this conflict as a shadow. A lingering always untouchable emptiness of a persons silhouette. The shadow only forms as a tertiary event and never exists in its own right. It uses an object/subject to I suppose, exist. I felt betrayed and used when I wrote this song by religion, politics and relationships and really the song is a culmination of this, dare I say, spurious trinity.

The journey has led him to his third original album, Between. The new release shows this journey and extensive personal growth with the intent to cover “deeper subject matter and creating music for the sole purpose of stirring some emotions and thoughts in the listener.” I am very excited to see this side of Frankmusik and experience the new sounds live as he embarks on a US Tour this summer.

Kick Kick Snare is very happy to have two tickets for giveaway to Frankmusik’s upcoming DC tour stop at DC9 on June 11th. All it takes is you tweeting us (@kickkicksnare) the reason why you should be that lucky winner. Best reason gets the tickets and the chance to experience Frankmusik live!

See the full list of tour dates below:

5/25 – Dallas TX – Liquid Lounge
5/29 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
6/3 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
6/6 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
6/6 – New York, NY – XL Nightclub
6/7 – Hartford, CT – Webster’s Underground
6/8 – New York, NY – Piano’ s (official album release party)
6/9 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
6/11 – Washington, DC – DC9
6/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall
6/13 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star
6/14 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
6/15 – Chicago, IL – Roscoe’s
6/16 – St. Louis, MO – The Duck Room
6/19 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street
6/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby
6/21 – Missoula, MT – The Palace Lounge
6/23 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
6/24 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
6/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
6/27 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
6/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
6/30 – San Diego, CA – Griffin
7/3 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord