IN YOUR HEAD EP OUT AUGUST 2 VIA NETTWERK
Today, Nettwerk Records is excited to announce the signing of JUNO Award nominated alternative / indie-folk collective The Franklin Electric, to its worldwide label roster. “Jon Matte’s vocal performances convey a sense that he’s on an intense search for answers to life’s deepest questions. The Franklin Electric’s new songs embody this sensibility and we’re proud at Nettwerk if we can be involved in releasing music this compelling and help spread it to fans everywhere.” says Mark Jowett (Nettwerk Co-Founder/VP International A&R and Publishing).
The Montreal based collective founded and fronted by Matte, transforms experiences into anthems, and has done so in their latest track “Made It Up In Your Head”, which is the first single off a forthcoming EP titled In Your Head, releasing August 2, 2019. “The track is a special one” says Matte. “Can you get out of the rules you made up about yourself, career, family and relationships? It’s a spiral of anxiety, and the best way to get out is to learn to love yourself.”
Since emerging in 2014 with their debut album This Is How I Let You Down, The Franklin Electric have logged nearly 400 shows, canvassing the world alongside everyone from Mumford & Sons and Ben Howard to Edward Sharpe and City and Colour. Along the way, 2017’s Blue Ceilings marked a major milestone. Not only did the record produce favorites such as “I Know The Feeling” and “Someone Just Like You”, but it also led to a nomination at the 2018 JUNO awards in the category of Breakthrough Group of the Year. The latter experience set the stage for the forthcoming EP In Your Head. “The theme of the EP is the balance between vulnerability and holding on,” says Jon Matte. “You can’t be so open-minded you never stand up for anything. This theme sets the stage for a beautiful realization to happen. I just make honest music for everyday ordinary people. This is what I’m feeling and going through. This is how I explore universal truths we all go through. I always want the art to reflect what’s going on with me.”
Stay tuned for more updates The Franklin Electric in the coming weeks.