PREMIERE: Franjapan Share Slacker New Single 'Christmas Day'
Melbourne five-piece Franjapan create warming psych-pop that’s filled with glittering guitars and reverb-soaked vocals. It’s a laidback brand of fuzz and we’re very pleased to be premiering their new single ‘Christmas Day’.
This new track is the first we’ve heard from the band since the release of their Caveman EP earlier this year. It’s just in time for the festive season too, but certainly not aligned with your typical Christmas song. In fact, it really isn’t very jolly at all. Lead singer Spencer Ward said of the track, “It’s a love song that involves learning to deal with a past lover finding someone else. Replacing you with someone new and different. Naturally jealousy takes its course and all you can pray for is for love to steer clear of their relationship and plead your ex doesn’t reveal their beautiful nature. As you can’t know for sure what they’re thinking together as an item, you inevitably fall into pieces.”
While they’ve opted to explore the slightly darker side of human emotion lyrically, the slacker vibes also reveal a real sense of ease. The pretty harmonies and dreamy percussion also add to the chill factor. Not to mention the beautiful accompanying artwork by the very talented collagist Chelsea Tuesday.
It really is a very neatly packaged gift after all. The perfect tune to pop on when you need a little, lazy escape from all the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day.
Franjapan play a free show at The Penny Black on December 21st with support from Mother Culture, Manorism and Majak Door. For now, you can dig in below.