Yay for new music from Frances England! It's called "City Don't Sleep," and it's a sneak peek (aurally, anyway) at her forthcoming fifth family music album Explorer of the World. You'll probably notice immediately the unique percussion and sounds of the city. The latter comes from England's approach for many of the songs on the new album -- rather than starting with chord progressions, she used field recordings she'd made over the past couple years as the foundation for many of these songs, and those sounds are woven through the songs.
Between this recording and the fact that the album is co-produced by Dean Jones and Dave Winer from Justin Roberts' Not Ready for Naptime Players, Explorer of the World is definitely right near the top of my most-anticipated 2016 kindie albums. The single officially is out September 29th, but you can grab a copy now on iTunes and CD Baby (with Amazon coming shortly). Or stream it below!
Frances England - "City Don't Sleep" [Soundcloud]