I came across this beautiful slice of soulful Americana, the single from Freddy & Francine, a duo out of Nashville (previously based in L.A). The song comes from their recently released EP Moonless Night, produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive). Check out the amusing clip for ‘Half A Mind’ below and you can listen to the full EP on Spotify and Apple Music as well as stream/buy it on
The track gently rolls along on a bass line straight of Stax Records and a clipped electric guitar. The show stealer is Lee Ferris’ vocal, Honeyed and rich in hits you straight in the heart, the song swelling to an even greater sum of its parts when combined with Bianca Caruso’s voice.
““My heroes were Joni Mitchell, The Stones, Dylan, B.B. King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Carl Perkins, the guys who just tapped into something in themselves, who needed to write and speak their own truth. That’s who I am,” Ferris said, adding, “The experience of sitting down with an instrument and coming up with something for the first time, you can’t beat that. The best experience I’ve ever had as a person doing that, and coming up with something that is bigger than the sum of its parts, is with Bianca.”