Show Me The Quiet Air
Strongest Man Alive
Over the past couple of weeks I have been itching to post about this sweet band that I only just started listening to. I present to you: The Franklin Electric. This 4-piece alt-folk band based in Montreal released their debut album, This Is How I Let You Down, around a year ago, but somehow is only making waves now. It MAY have something to do with the fact that they recently opened for some guy named Ben Howard, you might have heard of him. The Franklin Electric on the other hand, are a lesser-known commodity…for now.
This Is How I Let You Down has become my go-to album for everything from countryside drives to morning walks on to class. I love that their music has lots of storytelling elements. It’s always nice to feel like you are getting more insight into a band, especially with one like The Franklin Electric who are not yet a household name. This is aided by the clear sense of honesty and self-reflection that comes through in songs like “Show Me The Quiet Air”. Their overall sound is full and wholesome, complemented by the great range and emotion in lead singer Jon Matte’s voice. The lyrics are engaging and captivating, and I often find myself getting lost in their narratives, as heard in the song “Strongest Man Alive”.
Even though I am only catching wind of The Franklin Electric now, I am certain that big things are to come. They remind me a lot of Half Moon Run, another Montreal band whom they share a label with. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more to come!
The Franklin Electric has back-to-back shows at The Drake Hotel – Underground, in Toronto April 2nd and 3rd.