Francis Harris Premieres Video, “Leland”!
Brooklyn-based Francis Harris recently announced Leland, his forthcoming full length album set for release February 7th 2012 on Scissor & Thread . The album and project is a very personal one, as Harris composed the album as a requiem for his father. It’s poignant, reflective, and moving, providing enough of a contrast to his dance alias Adultnapper that allowed Harris to release the album under his actual name (his first release as such in many years). The first single “Lostfound” and it’s accompanying remix by Matthew Herbert were recently premiered on Pitchfork, and now the moody video counterpart, directed by France’s Lisa Boostani, premieres via Yours Truly.
Like Adultnapper, the dancefloor friendly micro-rhythms are intact here with the Francis Harris material, but much different at the same time as Harris injects live cellos, trumpet, piano, guitar and vocals throughout, creating a cohesive and captivating listen that is wholly unique. Leland was mastered by Joe Lambert (Washed Out, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, etc).