It's the Hop Along singer's second single from her forthcoming solo debut.
As the singer and primary songwriter of Philadelphia band Hop Along, Frances Quinlan has consistently solidified herself as an inimitable artist.
Whether it's in her poetic lyricism or raw, extensible voice, Quinlan is an un-ignorable force. It's these traits that have helped propel Hop Along into their prestigious place in the indie rock canon since their debut, 2012's Get Disowned, but it all started as the folksy solo project of Quinlan. Her first solo album was released in 2005 when she was a senior in high school, under the moniker Hop Along, Queen Ansleis. In January, Quinlan will release Likewise, her first solo LP under her own name.
"Now That I'm Back," Quinlan's second single off the album, diverts from the heavy guitar work familiar to Hop Along fans, instead driven by layered synths and a drumbeat that sounds electronically programmed. Though these instrumental elements might be new for Quinlan, her immediately-distinguishable voice still fits in well here. The track centers around her ever-evolving perception of love and how its definition transforms over time. "I find it mystifying that my idea of love has aged and changed right alongside me," Quinlan explained in a statement. "I'd always thought of love as something one is given, I didn't think much about my own capacity for love, for generosity. That's too bad, but now I understand a little better, I hope. At this point I think love is always there, it exists in the margins, one needs only to access it."
"Now That I'm Back" exemplifies Quinlan's flair for imagery and chilling metaphors. "Woman woke up early, heard a scraping near her brain/Imagine when the doc took out the roach / How much she must have changed," she sings, enrapturing us into a realm entirely her own. Even in all her otherworldly allusions, the final line tethers the song back to this universe: "Now that I'm back, we should try again to talk." Here, Quinlan continues to find her strength in the hidden meanings of her phrases.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.
The best thing about movies is that sometimes they feature cats.
Cats are great. They are furry purr-boxes that usually hate you. Whether they're the hero, the villain, or just kind of there, nothing beats watching a movie and seeing a cat on-screen. So we've compiled a list of the best REAL cats in movies. That means the movie needs to feature a REAL cat instead of an animated cat, because otherwise this would just be a list of cartoon cats. These cats are REAL, and they're works of art:
- 33 Drunken Thoughts I Had During "Cats," The Greatest Movie ... ›
- Why “Cats” Is the Cult Movie Classic of the Future - Popdust ›
- Why Do We Need a "Cats" Movie? - Popdust ›