Gillian Frances – “Friend”


“Friend” is a beautifully dreamy track from Gillian Frances, a multi-instrumentalist based in Anacortes, WA. “Friend” precedes the forthcoming full-length album, Miles Away From Myself. “The song is about a feud with a friend, and the coming-to-terms of the end of our relationship,” Frances explains. A ghostly vocal tone is well accompanied by haunting acoustics. Clanging electric guitars emerge past the first minute, with twangy beauty expanding into the vocals’ re-emergence. From here, the track casts a dream-like state that proves memorable. “Friend” assures listeners that Gillian Frances will be a name to follow.

Check out the track’s music video below, created by Frances’ sister:

“Friend” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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