Sheffield indie-pop newcomer Frankie Beetlestone has released his phenomenal new EP Caravan. Listen HERE. Taking an idiosyncratic and charismatic view of society, youth and love, Caravan sees Frankie question what ‘success’ really means, and narrate themes of love, toxicity, living in a fame-driven society and more, and is a bold statement of intent from Frankie who is undeniably One To Watch for 2023. Alongside previously released singles ‘Slowly Break My Heart’, ‘Popstar’ and ‘Cannonball’, the EP features new single ‘Get Paid’. Watch the video here

The EP’s title Caravan pays homage to the caravan Frankie lives in on his nan’s driveway in Sheffield. It’s not only where Frankie calls home, but also his creative haven where each track on the EP was born, before being propelled further in his local studio in Sheffield. Check out Frankie’s TikTok here on the making of the EP. 

Discussing the new single ‘Get Paid’, Frankie says “We are conditioned to think that in order to be happy we have to be successful, and in order to be successful we have to suffer. But I think the word ‘success’ is confusing. What is success to you? A nice car? A big house? Who’s to say success isn’t being able to walk out of your door in the morning and go for a peaceful walk? The ‘thank god it’s Friday’ mentality that so many people adopt is just another way of saying that you suffer five days a week. I wanted to write a song that inspired people to follow their hearts because I truly think that if you love something and you’re obsessed with it, you should do that thing every single day.”

Frankie was recently on the road supporting Tom Grennan on his UK arena tour, seeing him 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 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 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, as well as summer festival appearances at Y Not Festival, Your City and Eskfest and exciting live shows yet to be announced, it’s shaping up to be a massive year for this 21st century popstar!

See Frankie Beetlestone live:

20 May The Foundry Sheffield

27-28 May Your City Festival Stoke-on-Trent

6-9 July Eskfest Cumbria

28-30 July Y Not Festival Derbyshire

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