The most listened to song by Chicago-based band Fort Frances is their relaxed cover of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s Summertime from ten years ago, but it’s time to change that. On their new full-length album Look At What Tomorrow Brought Us you can hear ten original songs that are all better. Expect captivating roots rock with a capital S – it doesn’t get much more Soulful than this.
Recovering from Covid and with family expansion on the way, bandleader and songwriter David McMillin realized that “time is precious and that songs should reflect the gift to live and work and laugh and cry.” Both the lyrics and the music here breathe newfound optimism, just look at the words that close the record: “I got high hopes for the long run // May your heart beat like a billion drums.” McMillin has a great powerful voice, is a master on guitar, piano and bass (Aaron Kiser provides drums and additional vocals), but above all he writes delightful songs that deserve millions of plays.
Look At What Tomorrow Brought Us is out now digitally via Roadblock Records – streaming only for now.
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