Album artwork for In Plain Sight by Neal Francis

Chicago singer, songwriter and pianist Neal Francis is ATO Records’ newest signing, following an amazing album, Changes, on Colemine, which was one of our Albums of the Year in 2019. After returning home from touring on the back of his 2019 debut album Francis went through a breakup and found himself living in a church, where he ended up writing a series of new songs about honesty and resilience. “I’m owning up to all my problems within my relationships and my sobriety,” he says. “So much of it is about coming to the understanding that I continue to suffer because of those problems. It’s about acknowledging that and putting it out in the open in order to mitigate the suffering and try to work on it, instead of trying to hide everything.” Francis and his bandmates recorded In Plain Sight entirely on tape - and mostly in that same church - and the resulting songs are dreamlike and reflective, anchored in the rock and soul sound that has led critics to compare him to legends like Allen Toussaint and Dr. John. In PlainSight was mixed by the Grammy-winning producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT).

Neal Francis

In Plain Sight

ATO
Album artwork for In Plain Sight by Neal Francis
LP +

£26.99

US Edition

Electric Teal

Released 05/11/2021Catalogue Number

ATO0577US

Album artwork for In Plain Sight by Neal Francis
CD

£5.99

Released 05/11/2021Catalogue Number

ATO0577CD

Album artwork for In Plain Sight by Neal Francis
LP

£27.99£24.99

sale

Includes Lyric Insert with an Embossed Sleeve and Custom Inner-Sleeve

Cherry Red

Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

ATO0577

Neal Francis

In Plain Sight

ATO
Album artwork for In Plain Sight by Neal Francis
LP +

£26.99

US Edition

Electric Teal

Released 05/11/2021Catalogue Number

ATO0577US

Album artwork for In Plain Sight by Neal Francis
CD

£5.99

Released 05/11/2021Catalogue Number

ATO0577CD

Album artwork for In Plain Sight by Neal Francis
LP

£27.99£24.99

sale

Includes Lyric Insert with an Embossed Sleeve and Custom Inner-Sleeve

Cherry Red

Released 12/11/2021Catalogue Number

ATO0577

Chicago singer, songwriter and pianist Neal Francis is ATO Records’ newest signing, following an amazing album, Changes, on Colemine, which was one of our Albums of the Year in 2019. After returning home from touring on the back of his 2019 debut album Francis went through a breakup and found himself living in a church, where he ended up writing a series of new songs about honesty and resilience. “I’m owning up to all my problems within my relationships and my sobriety,” he says. “So much of it is about coming to the understanding that I continue to suffer because of those problems. It’s about acknowledging that and putting it out in the open in order to mitigate the suffering and try to work on it, instead of trying to hide everything.” Francis and his bandmates recorded In Plain Sight entirely on tape - and mostly in that same church - and the resulting songs are dreamlike and reflective, anchored in the rock and soul sound that has led critics to compare him to legends like Allen Toussaint and Dr. John. In PlainSight was mixed by the Grammy-winning producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT).