SINGLE REVIEW: Frankie Cosmos tackle the ongoing struggle of ‘Being Alive’ on their new track

Today, NYC band Frankie Cosmos (the brain-child of Greta Kline) have shared a brand new track, entitled ‘Being Alive‘, as well as its music video. The video encapsulates life on tour and also sees the band being abducted by a space dog and taken to the stars. What more could you ask for?

The new one, and second offering from upcoming album Vessel is a jagged edged, face-melting anthem riddled with furious guitars and ferocious drum work – certain to get anyone with a pair of ears moving. ‘Being Alive‘ comes as some of Cosmos’ catchiest and most fun work to date. Chaos ensues from the moment the record kicks off, you’ll struggle to keep your head from nodding and your feet from tapping. The song is, evidently, about being head over heels in love. Highlight of the track for me, is when Kline and her bandmates come together to harmonise “Being alive, matters quite a bit, even when you, feel like shit“. Despite the gruelling subject matter that lies within the lyrics, I can’t help but feel like the track’s underbelly holds something that’s really reassuring, almost comforting – in fact. Kline’s vocals are hauntingly delightful, as ever and the production of the track makes it an almighty listen, that’ll leave you hitting that replay button like there’s no tomorrow.

Being Alive‘ walks a similar terrain to the first single from the record, ‘Jesse‘, that dropped last month. It’s equally as energetic and infectious. The band’s third LP is set for release on March 30th, via Sub Pop Records and is looking to be a belter with it’s 18-song track listing . Vessel will be the follow up to 2016’s breakthrough hit, Next Thing, and Kline’s 52nd (!) release if you count all of her bedroom-recorded, independently distributed material over the years.

With the two singles that have been released thus far serving as some of the bands most exciting material to date, the anticipation for this record is killing me. It’s great to see the band take a more upbeat route and walk away from their indie folk routes, and into more uplifting, get-up-and-dance territory.

Words by Ben Davies

(featured image rights go to David Martin)

Be sure to catch the band on their UK getaway in May:

28 / Manchester, Gorilla

29 / Glasgow, The Art School

30 / Bristol, The Fleece

31 / London, Scala

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