Exclusive Video Premiere: Franjapan “Lucy” (2023)

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Melbourne indie-rock quintet Franjapan have today shared their new single and video “Lucy” – a nostalgic track that captures the innocence of youth. Inspired by late-night parties and sticky-floored clubs, the anthemic bop is made to play the morning after whilst holding onto distant memories.

Produced in their home studio, “Lucy” was mixed by members Spencer Ward and Cam Trewin (Rufus Du Sol, Kingswood) and mastered by William Bowden (The Living End). Shimmering guitars and driving drums carry the upbeat singalong as reverberating vocals and sweet harmonies represent being lost in thought. It’s fast, fun, catchy and cool, with a tasty guitar solo to ride out the song.

“The song was written about a night I had at a party,” explains singer Rhys White. “It’s simply an observation of the activities or values that are ever-present in the youthful nightlife. I believe the essence of the song is an attempt to capture the lustful innocence of our youth before its impending end. A snapshot of a moment in time.”

The accompanying video features White as the main character in a sitcom-like world through sepia tones with a time lapse effect. As the night rages on behind him, he remains dazed yet entirely focused on the moment itself. It’s like that feeling when you’re alone in a crowded room, but not necessarily down and out about it.

Franjapan announced last month that they will be embarking on their first national headline tour in support of the single. The four-date run will see them stop at Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Wollongong this April, the latter three of which are free entry. You can get your tickets to the Melbourne show at Northcote Social Club HERE.

“Lucy” is now available to stream everywhere. Follow Franjapan on Facebook and Instagram for more.