Even though there was no question in my mind that I would be blown away by the work of Franklin Gotham’s new release after hearing his earlier single “Bulletproof Silhouette” his latest single “Selling You A Lie” stood as a testament to the evolution of his talent.
The lyrics to some tracks may be able to hook you into the melody, but with Selling You a Lie you’re in for a completely different aural experience. From the very first line you’re hooked into the story that is coming to life through his teasing lyrical style which almost makes you want to rush to the end of the track to see the lyrical resolution. I have no doubt that every time I listen to Selling You A Lie I will find a new reason to fall in love with the Indie Pop single; whether that’s for the jangly concordance of the Acoustic Rock progressions, the honeyed vocals or the humble accessibility of the sound.
You can be mesmerised by the Virginia-based artist’s Americana-infused soundscape by heading over to Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast