Montreal-based alt-folk band The Franklin Electric has released the video for the soulful and haunting single “Burning Flame”.
The video was filmed in Toronto and features an all-Canadian production team. The band released their highly anticipated sophomore album titled Blue Ceilings earlier this year via Indica Records that includes the singles “I Know The Feeling”, “Walk With You”, “Someone Just Like You” and “Burning Flame”.
The quartet who has amassed more than 5 million streams (Spotify, Deezer) start their tour in Europe next week and will have Canadian dates this fall including several dates around Quebec. See below for full routing.
Jon says about the song:
“This was a spontaneous last minute addition to the record about the fire that feeds us and brings us to do all the things we do, or ignore the things we don’t do but wish we had. A voice inside most of us that can easily be ignored but the burn is a constant reminder. This video was all about the casting! I walked in the day of the shoot and met George, who plays the main role in this music video. He is the most endearing, honest, pure, yet driven 17 year old kid I have ever met. From that moment I was sold on the director’s story & concept. I invite you to meet George for yourself.”
The Franklin Electric’s soaring and anthemic debut album, This Is How I Let You Down, was first released independently before catching the attention of Montreal’s Indica Records (Half Moon Run, Phantogram). The label reissued the LP in 2014 featuring various remixes and two new songs to much critical acclaim for both their recording and their incredible chops live.
The Franklin Electric amassed an avid fanbase and rave reviews after spending 2015 playing over 180 shows from Canada to Australia – including 3 tours of Europe alone – opening for the likes of Ben Howard, Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, City & Colour, and Half Moon Run. Last year, TFE attracted newfound attention and a slew of new fans after their performance on The Bachelorette Canada during a scene filmed at Chateau Vieux-Montreal. The band has now performed over 300 shows all over the world including a date that meant a lot to them in their hometown at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
07.28 – Béthanie, Quebec @ La Grosse Lanterne
08.02 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Bengens Record Store
08.04 – Hillerød, Denmark @ New Note Festival
08.05 – Aarhus, Denmark @ GrimFest
08.08 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Haven Bar
08.09 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehusets Byhave
08.10 – Esbjerg, Denmark @ Made In Esbjerg
08.12 – Wolf Island, Ontario @ Wolfe Island Music Festival
08.18 – St. Jean Sur Richelieu, Quebec @ Int’l de Montgolfières
08.26 – Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec @ Festival Artefact
09.01 – Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec @ FME
09.16 – Kaiserlautern, Germany @ Kammgarn (w. / EMMA6)
09.17 – Berlin, Germany @ Badeschiff Open Air
09.19 – Mainz, Germany @ Schon Schön
09.21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
09.22 – Dortmund, Germany @ Das Hoechste der Gefuehle Festival
09.26 – Munich, Germany @ The LoveLace Hotel
10.26 – St-Hyacinthe, Quebec @ Salle Juliette Lassonde
10.27 – St. Georges de Beauce @ Theatre Place de l’Eglise
10.28 – Waterloo, Quebec @ Maison de la Culture
11.02 – Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
11.03 – Temiscaming, Quebec @ Salle Dottori
11.09 – Brossard, Quebec @ Le Club
11.10 – Levis, Quebec @ L’Anglicane
11.22 – Laval, Quebec @ Salle André Mathieu
11.23 – Val Morin, Quebec @ Theatre du Marais
11.24 – St-Therese, Quebec @ Collège Lionel-Groulx
11.25 – Sorel, Quebec @ Salle Georges Codling
12.01 – Lachine, Quebec @ L’Entrepot
12.02 – Magog, Quebec @ Le Vieux Clocher
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