Franklin Jonas Shares New Song “Prospect,”
“Prospect,” the new song from rising artist Franklin Jonas, is out today on Pizzaslime Records (via Mad Decent). Written with John Roseborro, Franklin details that the track, “is a song about love and looking at that love from the perspective you have after it’s gone”
The song follows “Spaceship,” which was released earlier this month, and comes fresh off the heels of his debut EP, Sewer Rat, a raw introduction to the sonic world Franklin has worked for several years to create. It’s out now to widespread praise—listen here. Of the new single, Franklin shares,“‘Prospect’ was originally a happy love song, the original demo sampled reign of love by Coldplay and it was filled with its own lovers naivety. It wasn’t until principle recording that it didn’t feel right for it to be the way it was. For days my producer and I struggled back and forth as to what direction it needed to be taken. It was when my friend and incredible talent, John Roseborro came to record and write some guitar parts that lightning struck. His Bossa Nova sound created what became a standout sonic. With the inspiration of his chords, we completed the song in merely a day. In a way, I think it was the perfect journey for a song about the metamorphosis of feeling to have its own evolution and shift.”Following his live debut at Stagecoach in April, Franklin set off on a pair of extensive North American tours this year, supporting Hobo Johnson on a run of shows this summer and performing at venues across the country as sole support for Dope Lemon this fall. Franklin Jonas’ solo musical journey began when he started experimenting with beatmaking in college, crafting samples directly from vinyl and diving deep into the world of music production. After studying audio engineering under mixing mastermind John McBride—whose distinctive voice appears at the beginning of “Cocaine”—Franklin took a break from music, until inspiration struck during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was roommate and fellow musician Clint Michigan who encouraged him to pursue his creative streak; and it was a peer who, after hearing Jonas’ work-in-progress, connected him with the guys behind Pizzaslime Records. Jonas takes inspiration from a bevy of foundational influences—the synth-y zest of Passion Pit, Allen Ginsberg’s classic work of poetry Howl, Bon Iver’s electro-acoustic experimentation, samplepedia bands like The Avalanches—to craft his own sound. Check out our previous coverage of Franklin Jonas here.