Lies for Sale

by Franklin Gotham



Franklin Gotham is back with a fresher sound than ever. His latest single ‘Bulletproof Silhouette’ will have you hooked before the first verse even runs through. If it’s been a while since a new aural discovery made you smile, then Franklin Gotham’s amiable approach to Alternative Americana spliced with Power Pop is sure to do the trick.

As the track playfully meanders through the melodically angular ecstasy served up by the acoustic arrangements, it is further amplified by the digital effects, suggesting that Franklin Gotham may just be one of the most prodigal contenders in an otherwise static genre.

The Virginia based artist’s radio ready Indie Pop single comes to life through the sweetly narrative lyrics which are unflinching and as resonant as they come. We all know that heart-wrenching feeling of lusting after someone that’s just a little too cool for you. Yet no one has versed it rapturously as Franklin Gotham.

It’s dreamy, it’s melodic, it’s feverishly sweet and it may very will be my new favorite Folk inspired single. Franklin Gotham is the aural child of three sensational artists with a gloriously archaic sentimentality. Their inventive experimentation of instruments and arrangements create a blissfully jangly and ethereal sentimentality in contrast to the lyrics which, lets be honest, they’re ironically sobering. The Johnny Marr influence to the sonically rhythmic guitar is more than palpable, pair that with the 80’s inspired Synth and the melodies are as tight as they come. The squeaky clean polish over the production of this track is just the cherry on the cake.

Their glorious style may not to be everyone’s taste, but when was the last time you heard a stellar track that played it safe? Incorporating elements of Americana, Folk Rock, Indie and Polished Pop, Drunk Valentine serves up a smorgasbord of contrasting yet complimentary sounds to create a sound that could only be described as prodigally progressive.


released February 1, 2019

Kevin Adkins
Jarrett Nicolay
Christopher Speich
featuring additional vocals by
Brittany Jean Valint
Courtney Ross
cello by Kate Rears Burgman
Produced by Franklin Gotham
Engineered by J. Nicolay / C. Speich
Tracked, Mixed & Mastered by J. Nicolay at
Mixtape Studios - Alexandria, VA
Percussion Tracked by C. Speich at
Drumattic - Nashville, TN
Original photography by John Steele
Graphic layout by Kevin Adkins
All songs performed by Adkins / Nicolay / Speich.
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