- Neal Francis returns to HI-FI this Saturday (November 20th) in support of his critically acclaimed album In Plain Sight. Tickets are still available for the Indianapolis performance.
- “His long-awaited sophomore album, In Plain Sight, proves to be one of the year’s best releases, with the singer/songwriter’s unique musical genre-blend inarguably addictive.”– SPIN
- “What do Dr. John, Leon Russell, and boogie-woogie piano have in common? Neal Francis is the answer.”– KCRW
Chicago-based singer-songwriter-pianist Neal Francis has shared his new video for the song “Problems,” the latest single from his new album, In Plain Sight (ATO). In Plain Sight is Francis’ second album and it was mixed by GRAMMY® Award winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT). The hilarious and raucous clip, directed by Alec Basse and Max Moore, finds Francis singing on a microphone dropped down from the ceiling in a doctor’s office waiting room. As the walls close in on the disparate cast of characters, the dance party ensues
Besides “Problems,” In Plain Sight also includes the recently released singles, “Prometheus,” “Alameda Apartments,” and “Can’t Stop The Rain,” all available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Prometheus” is joined by an official visualizer, while “Alameda Apartments” arrived last month alongside an official companion video – filmed on VHS in the church where Francis lived, wrote, and recorded In Plain Sight – streaming now via YouTube; a stirring live performance of the track – filmed at SHIRK Studios in Chicago, IL with backing from Francis’s crack touring band – is also streaming now via YouTube.
Francis continues to celebrate In Plain Sight with a truly epic North American tour highlighted by headline dates (including an exclusive Album Release Party, set for November 5 at Rosa’s Lounge in Chicago), shows supporting My Morning Jacket, and more festival appearances including Wilco’s sold-out Sky Blue Sky, a curated concert vacation set for January 17-21, 2022 at Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. From there, Francis will cross the Atlantic for a much anticipated European/UK tour, making stops in London, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium in early 2022. Additional dates will be announced. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.nealfrancis.com/tour.