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Neal Francis Shares New Video For “Prometheus”+ Announces UK/EU Headline Tour & Festivals

June 1, 2022
 Liina Raud

Neal Francis

Shares New Video For Single “Prometheus”

European tour announced inc. London’s Moth Club on 1st November

In Plain Sight out now on ATO Records

Chicago-based singer-songwriter-pianist Neal Francis has shared a creative new video for “Prometheus,” one of the many highlights found on his acclaimed 2021 album, In Plain Sight (ATO). Directed by longtime collaborators Alec Basse and Max Moore, “Prometheus” is streaming now at YouTube.

“Aiming at the Greek myth of Prometheus, we wanted to create a piece that would put Neal in the fabled hot seat,” says co-director Alec Basse. “For showing his gifts to the world, Neal is reborn in a carnival-themed prison where every night it ignites around him. Forced to perform in isolation for all eternity, Neal burns down the proverbial house without an audience. Just as Prometheus before him, Neal has stolen fire from the gods, albeit not literal flames. For his trickery, Neal must suffer the consequences.”

This electrifying ensemble focuses on the harmonic touch whilst the dazzling guitar serenades the immersive landscape. As with previous tracks that Francis has teased from the forthcoming album, Neal Francis captures this theatrical movement within their grand vision, latest single continues with that theme which encapsulates the new ensemble. Neal brings such a commanding presence to their work and is reflective within their bright vocal harmonies, effortlessly capturing the spirit of late-1960s/ early 70’s icon. The new single adds this sweeter influence with the ethereal vocal tones and clever use of delay. Whilst each instrument weaves together symbiotically emphasizing the shining sounds. Focusing on that vibrant vintage feel whilst enhancing these experimental, futuristic elements.

Basse continues, “We shot this on a farm in Wisconsin. The ticket booth was from the 70s Ohio State Fair and it was lovingly preserved by a man I met on Facebook marketplace. The shoot was brutally cold and I think we all would have loved to warm our hands on Neal’s roasting soul but alas his story is not yet finished. Massive shoutout to Ryan Wood who painstakingly recreated every single shot in CGI to create the fire effects. I think at some point this project became Ryan’s own personal Greek myth. Our collective suffering is the gift we offer to humanity.”

Hailed by SPIN as “a mesmerizing performer,” Francis – who recently received a prestigious 2022 Americana Association nomination for “Emerging Act of the Year, ”performed on CBS Saturday Morning, and released a collaboration for charity with Wilco – is set to spend much of his time on the road in the coming months, including a much-anticipated first trip to EU/UK in November. For complete details and ticket information, please visit

2022 EU/UK Tour Dates

7 Jul – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
9 Jul – Weert, NL – Bospop
10 Jul – Rotterdam, NL – North Sea Jazz Festival
15 Jul – Haldern, DE – Haldern Pop Bar
1 Nov – London, UK – Moth Club
2 Nov – Maastricht, NL – Muziekgieterij
3 Nov – Rotterdam, NL – Bird
4 Nov – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn
6 Nov – Utrecht, NL – De Helling
8 Nov – Antwerp, BE – Trix
9 Nov – Leffinge, BE – De Zwerver
10 Nov – Beauvais, FR – L’Ouvre-Boîte
11 Nov – Saint-Lô, FR – Le Normandy
12 Nov – Béthune, FR – Le Poche
13 Nov – Paris, FR – La Boule Noire
15 Nov – Hengelo, NL – Metropool
16 Nov – Hamburg, DE – Häkken
17 Nov – Copenhagen, DK – Råhuset
18 Nov – Malmö, SE – Folk å Rock
19 Nov – Falkenberg, SE – Tryckhallen
20 Nov – Stockholm, SE – Nalen
21 Nov – Oslo, NO – Blå
22 Nov – Bergen, NO – Lille Ole Bull
25 Nov – Berlin, DE – Prachtwerk
26 Nov – Munich, DE – Milla Club
27 Nov  – Milan, IT – Spazio Teatro 89

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