Album artwork for Leaving by Fran

"Leaving,’ the sophomore album from Fran, finds the band at a crossroads of loss and possibility, forged through Maria Jacobsen’s preoccupation with the climate crisis as well as newfound contemplation of the intertwined nature of theology and religion. There’s an overarching spirit of home that overlays these heavy themes, however, and both gently intentional and evocative, her deliberate musings convey a type of music that feels tactile to the touch. On “Leaving” Jacobson’s sharply wry anecdotes feel astutely impactful, with effortless melodic guitar and string arrangements creating a heartrending backdrop that showcases Fran as another force to watch in the constantly evolving Chicago music scene. Angular, precise and filled with melodic entanglement, this spirited culmination of modern indie folk songwriting, strings and electric guitars highlight the potential release and joy of Jacobsen’s apt storytelling."

Fran

Leaving

Fire Talk
Album artwork for Leaving by Fran
LP +

$24.99

Indie Exclusive

Cream Vinyl

Released 02/17/2023Catalog Number

LP-FTK-219IE

Album artwork for Leaving by Fran
LP

$24.99

Black
Released 02/17/2023Catalog Number

LP-FTK-219

Fran

Leaving

Fire Talk
Album artwork for Leaving by Fran
LP +

$24.99

Indie Exclusive

Cream Vinyl

Released 02/17/2023Catalog Number

LP-FTK-219IE

Album artwork for Leaving by Fran
LP

$24.99

Black
Released 02/17/2023Catalog Number

LP-FTK-219

"Leaving,’ the sophomore album from Fran, finds the band at a crossroads of loss and possibility, forged through Maria Jacobsen’s preoccupation with the climate crisis as well as newfound contemplation of the intertwined nature of theology and religion. There’s an overarching spirit of home that overlays these heavy themes, however, and both gently intentional and evocative, her deliberate musings convey a type of music that feels tactile to the touch. On “Leaving” Jacobson’s sharply wry anecdotes feel astutely impactful, with effortless melodic guitar and string arrangements creating a heartrending backdrop that showcases Fran as another force to watch in the constantly evolving Chicago music scene. Angular, precise and filled with melodic entanglement, this spirited culmination of modern indie folk songwriting, strings and electric guitars highlight the potential release and joy of Jacobsen’s apt storytelling."