Listen: Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan releases new track ‘Rare Thing,’ announces debut solo album ‘Likewise’

'Likewise' drops on January 31, 2020

Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan has announced the release of her debut solo album, Likewise, which drops on January 31st, 2020 via Saddle Creek. As part of the announcement, she’s released the record’s lead single, “Rare Thing.”

Quinlan recorded the forthcoming album with Hop Along bandmate, Joe Reinhart. “One of the benefits of experience in my case has been that I’ve become a stronger and more adventurous collaborator,” Quinlan explains in a statement. “Working with Joe on this made me able to better see that the guitar is just one vehicle… there are so many others to explore.”

“Rare Thing” is a gritty, yet bubbly track filled with synthy, ambient instrumental lines, a driven beat, and Quinlan’s silky, yet wailing vocals. Quinlan’s lyricism takes the lead on this track as she sings vulnerable lines like, “I know there is love that/ Doesn’t have to do/ With taking something from somebody.”

Listen to “Rare Thing” and check out the tracklist for Likewise below.
 

 
Likewise Tracklist:

01 – “Piltdown Man”
02 – “Your Reply”
03 – “Rare Thing”
04 – “Detroit Lake”
05 – “A Secret”
06 – “Went to LA”
07 – “Lean”
08 – “Now That I’m Back”
09 – “Carry the Zero (Built to Spill cover)”