As “one of those” people who watch shows like “Grey’s” and “Scrubs” for not only the awesome jokes and crushing drama but for their typically amazing soundtrack, this is one of my best TV show/movie finds in a while. A sucker for the acoustic and soulful sounds of guys like Conor Oberst, Joe Purdy, Chris Garneau and Obadiah Parker (okay, this list could go on forever), I was thrilled to find this new hard-to-find-on-limewire-and-impossible-on-torrent gem. Robert Francis is a classically unkempt acoustic rocker with a pained voice that slices right through you. Having already posted a couple of awesome YouTube renditions of original and covered songs by the aforementioned artists, I thought why not introduce you to my new favorite obsession.
Though I’m currently (it’s 3AM to be fair) struggling to remember exactly where I first heard this man, it doesn’t really matter nearly as much as what I found in the end: a treasure trove of songs by a brilliant, new artist. My top three songs by this succubus siren are definitely: “Little Girl”, “Junebug” and the epically long and tragically beautiful “One By One” (also the title of the album if interested!). If any of the artists- or even the TV shows- have hit a chord with ya, definitely continue reading to catch the music videos by this relevant and talented man.
Though likely not an official video for the song- I’m not sure there is one- this fan-made flick is just background as you listen to the sad, sweet song about love, recovery and loss.
Like I said before, this one tops my list as the best of em’ all. Definitely a longer one at 7 mins (do NOT click away yet), this song is definitely for longer car rides in the rain or on your way home from a break up. OR, if feeling particularly in tune with the lyrics, you could save this one till after your latest attempt to get your brother into rehab after nearly dying from an OD… yeah, it’s a bit of a sad one… but amazing nonetheless.
Shot in “old, home movie” style, this final one is a bit cuter than the rest so I figured I’d save it to the end… Oh wait, nope, it’s basically about a man and his girl (father/daughter, boyfriend/girlfriend… you fill in as your unconscious desires) and their desperation and hopeless relationship… it’s still a crushingly spectacular listen!
Do let me know if you liked any of these… always good to hear I might affect an iTunes list or two ;) Also, if you have any recommendations where I should head from here, feel free to point me in the right direction!