Shares new single & video “Frankie”
7″ vinyl “Dig” / “Frankie” announced for Dec 3rd release on Winspear
January 2022 live dates in London & Paris
Barrie, the musical output of recording artist Barrie Lindsay, announces 7″ single “Dig” / “Frankie” for December 3rd release on Winspear, and has shared the second track and stunning accompanying video.
Last month Barrie shared the technicolour dreamscape “Dig,” along with a handful of international live dates for early next year that will see Barrie previewing material from her forthcoming second album. Now she has shared the second track from the 7″ release, entitled “Frankie”.
Whereas “Dig” floats in a seeming free-time, Barrie’s latest single, “Frankie,” is locked into a driving, propulsive rhythm. Its bass synth, which remains constant throughout the song, is meditative and hypnotic. Among skittering arpeggios and melodic hooks, the song’s message asks listeners to consider capitalism. Political pop can be awkward, but Lindsay’s is subtle and poignant, reflecting on Glen Campbell’s classic “Wichita Lineman,” and Americans’ attitudes towards labor. The catchy composition balances out the lyrical themes with a compelling soundscape that accentuates Lindsay’s dynamic songwriting and production abilities.
The track is accompanied by a captivating, tender video, directed by Adinah Dancyger. The clip sees Barrie dancing with her wife, Gabby Smith in an emotional and fluid piece choreographed by Matilda Sakamoto.
Commenting on the video Barrie said: “I knew from the start that I wanted the Frankie video to be a dance video. I imagined an intensive, rhythmic, aerobic video; halfway between a Tae Bo workout video and pop choreography. I have no dance experience whatsoever, and wanted to work really hard and put that effort-fulness front and center in the video. Gabby has similar experience with dancing, so it was very cool and organic to learn together. I’m very grateful she agreed to be part of the video. The producer, Abbie Jones; director, Adinah Dancyger; and choreographer, Matilda Sakamoto, were an incredible team to work with.”
Director Adinah Dancyger adds: ““Frankie” was an opportunity to explore the emotional landscape we carry as people: the trials and errors, frustration, awkwardness, confidence, confusion, connection, joy, and so on and so forth. At the core, I wanted to give Barrie and Gabby the freedom to express themselves. Working with choreographer Matilda Sakomoto, we found a balance of what felt natural and where exploring new terrains brought about catharsis and spontaneity. It’s a celebration of moving through the motions, through motion.”
This jagged synth sound emerges to showcase the impressive atmosphere of “Frankie“. Barrie creates these expressive pieces that are built on a minimalist format, relying on just a few intricate rhythms and essential tones whilst the affection oozes from the unique vocal tones. That renowned, sublime songstress emerges to control your entire attention for over 4 minutes. Barrie‘s ethereal vocal notes glide through the dreamy arrangement. Barrie creates this pure ensemble with raw lyrics, intimate and innovative in its entirety.
That alluring energy devours the ensemble and finds a reflective space in the accompanying video. Hooked from the first frame and the first note, Barrie continues to dazzle.
Barrie Lindsay is a soft spoken, obsessive producer and songwriter who grew up tinkering with instruments in Ipswich, Massachusetts. After graduating from Wesleyan in 2012 with a degree in music, Lindsay formed her first band with her brother, a 5-piece group called Grammar. She spent her 20’s quietly making music in Boston and working at a sculpture studio until she was discovered on Soundcloud by a manager who encouraged her to move to Brooklyn and pursue a career in music by forming a band. Lindsay obliged and soon Barrie, the 5-piece band, was born. After a number of successful singles, Barrie released their debut in 2019, ‘Happy To Be Here’, earning buzzy press, TV syncs, and new fans around the globe. A month after ‘Happy To Be Here ‘came out, the band parted ways and Lindsay reintroduced Barrie as a solo project.
In the two years since then, the 32-year old suffered the loss of a parent, and married her wife, Gabby. While Lindsay has maintained a separation between her personal feelings and lyricism in previous works, she allowed herself to find catharsis in song amidst the intense love and grief she was experiencing. “Dig” / “Frankie” give a first glimpse at this new chapter in her songwriting, with much more to follow in 2022.
“Dig” / “Frankie” will be available on 7″ vinyl from December 3rd via Winspear. Pre-order it HERE.
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