Miles Francis announced the release of their new album “Good Man” coming out March 4th.
About the new single “Let Me Cry” Miles Francis had this to say: “Everyone starts from the same place, regardless of gender. As children, we let our emotions go, uninhibited and in touch with our vulnerabilities. As we age, we go through a ‘boxing in’ by family or society – unless we can break out.”
The one shot video for the single “Let Me Cry” was totally improvised and directed by Charles Billot.
The album was produced by Francis and recorded in their longtime studio which is located in the basement of the Greenwich Village building they grew up in. They added: “I grew up with boy-band posters from floor to ceiling in my bedroom, and that music very much dominated my life when I was young,” they point out. “Later on I studied Afrobeat music and started playing with different groups in that world, which helped me to get to a place where I could be totally free in my musical expression. When I’m in my studio, it feels like being completely free of the outside world, free of gender, free of everything except me. I feel like I’m finally figuring out how to take that freedom beyond my musical expression and bring it into every aspect of my life. Now I want to share that feeling with everybody.”
Francis’ experiences during the project helped them come out as non-binary, resulting in works of gorgeous paradox: nuanced explorations of masculinity and all its trappings, presented in a sound that’s joyfully unfettered. No tour dates have yet been announced for the USofA (or Tijuana).