Frankie Lee will release his debut single ‘Where Do We Belong’ through Loose Music on 4th September. Available on 7” vinyl and featuring the AA-side ‘Buffalo’, the single was recorded at Real Phonic Studios in Minneapolis, MN.
Born on the banks of the Mississippi river, Lee’s family later moved to Minneapolis. Following the death of his father in a motorcycle accident when he was 12, Frankie immersed himself in the city’s music scene, appearing onstage with local heroes Slim Dunlap (The Replacements) and Curtiss A at the impressionable age of 14. After inheriting records and instruments from his father’s collection, Lee was – as he sees it – “taught to play guitar by a ghost”. He continues, “I was raised on stage. These guys would bring me into the clubs, sit me behind the soundboard and give me all the coca cola I could drink until they’d call me up for a song or two at the end of the night.”
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Bluesdoodles enjoyed listening to the country fused fast driving melodic Where Do We Belong asking the question that so many of us ponder. The music easily attributed to Americana, but it is more that there is a driving rhythm combined with questioning lyrics that takes the music back to roots music and given a popular riff to make the song catchy. The harmonising of the vocalists adds a depth of tone and fits the guitar tone so that this is a complete single a true teaser and taster of what is too come. With his colourful background and eventful life he has a lot of personal material to draw on his forthcoming debut album. It definitely makes you want to hear the debut album American Dreamer due out on the 2nd October on Loose Records.