The dog-loving, breakfast-eating, art-making indie rock band Frankie Kosmos is back with her fourth studio album “,Close it quietly. “With 21 songs, this is their longest release to date with a running time of only 39 minutes.
The band has been stylish since the release of their first album.Centropy“In 2014. Many of her songs fall under two minutes, with snappy glimpses into the head of lead singer Greta Kline. Her unique way of thinking about the world is evident in tracks like “Last Season’s Textures” and “Actin ‘Weird”.
Frankie Cosmos ventures out of her usual apathetic aesthetic with faster, more fear-driven songs on “Close it Quietly”.
The album offers more variety and breadth than songs earlier in their career like “On the Lips” and “School”. Now that Kline is in her mid-twenties, her music is more thoughtful and contemplative.
The album cover shows a hand holding marbles and being examined with a magnifying glass. On the song “mumble“, Kline sings,”Oh darling, I want to give you all of my marbles“Which twisted the sentence about losing your marbles. Kline reaches a complicated time in her life in her mid 20s and instead of losing her marbles, she decides to give them away and give the mayhem a positive twist. She says: “Flowers don’t grow organized / Why should I?” To the song “A joke”.
Over the past five years, Frankie Cosmos has gained over 600,000 monthly Spotify listeners and continues to be an integral part of the indie music world. The current band includes Luke Pyenson (drums and vocals), Alex Bailey (bass guitar and keyboard) and Lauren Martin (keyboard, synthesizer and vocal harmonies).
They released three music videos with the drop of the album: “Wannago“,”41.” and “window. ”All three videos reflect the band’s silly demeanor. Frankie Cosmos doesn’t take her videos too seriously and often features a bizarre subject and silly acting.
“I’m following it even though it’s not what I expected / I don’t know if it is me or I am, but I can’t regret it, ”says Kline in“ It’s me ”. This illustrates the contemplative nature of the artist’s mind, her discomfort with the world and her place in it, but her acceptance of reality.
Frankie Cosmos’ music is fun to listen to while having a reflective quality that many who are going through a transitional period can relate to.
Frankie Cosmos will be playing at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland on Halloween on Thursday, October 31st.