Sheffield indie-pop newcomer and One To Watch for 2023 Frankie Beetlestone has announced details of his incredible, forthcoming new EP Caravan, set for release on May 11 via Distiller. Alongside the announcement, Frankie has today shared his new single ‘Slowly Break My Heart’, available to download and stream HERE.
On the single, Frankie says: “To me, ‘Slowly Break My Heart’ is about loving someone who doesn’t love themselves. Some of my favourite songs have the ability to make me bawl my eyes out in one moment, and dance with joy in another. And so the lyrics are about the pain one goes through when they have a loved one who is depressed, but the music itself is very major and nostalgic (and actually puts a huge smile on my face). It’s not a sad song to me at all, it’s a celebration of life.”
The accompanying music video, available to watch HERE, was shot last week while Frankie was on the road supporting Tom Grennan on his UK arena tour. The tour has seen Frankie perform to tens of thousands of people up and down the UK, making his mark by warming crowds up to euphoric highs each night, selling out merch, meeting fans from all corners of the country and gathering crowds in their masses for impromptu busking sessions in each city. The tour culminates tonight at London’s O2 Arena, but Frankie fans will get the chance to see him live again very soon as he has just announced a hometown headline show at Sheffield’s The Foundry on May 20. Tickets are on sale this Friday.
The EP title Caravan pays homage to the caravan Frankie lives in on his Grandmother’s driveway in Sheffield. It’s not only where Frankie calls home, but also his creative haven where each track on the phenomenal body of work was born. Alongside the new single released today, Caravan will also feature the previously released singles ‘Popstar’, a huge indie-pop bop that narrates modern society’s apparent desperation for fame, and ‘Cannonball’ where hazy guitar chords layer over a steady electronic beat with Frankie’s soft, conversational tones briefly breaking into a playful, rapped verse, narrating the process of replacing a toxic ex.
Frankie’s current arena tour with Tom Grennan follows an incredible history of live shows, including multiple festivals across the UK including Boardmasters, The Great Escape and Tramlines, already wowing Tom Grennan fans on his UK tour in 2021, selling out his own headline shows, and being shortlisted for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2020.
Frankie Beetlestone continues to prove himself as one of the most exciting new artists to watch in 2023, with his own take on self-produced bedroom pop. Key tastemaker support includes Jack Saunders and Maia Beth on BBC Radio 1 and Brook Reese on Apple Music 1, as well as being championed by BBC Introducing Sheffield.
With more new music to come and exciting live shows yet to be announced, it’s shaping up to be a massive year for this 21st century popstar!