Frank Follows: Shouting into the void with ‘Hey!’

Prepare to be won over by this effortlessly cool Swedish indie-rockers who are putting the "rock" back in rockstar with their string of unforgettable performances
14 June 2024

FM Premiere

Embodying the vibrant spirit of Swedish indie-rock, Frank Follows—comprising lead singer and guitarist Adrian Berhardson, guitarist Måns Ekholm, and Olof Victor on keys and production—emerges from their roots at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with an invigorating new single, ‘Hey!

Following the success of their previous single, Lights Out, which garnered over 152,000 streams on Spotify and landed on New Music Friday playlists in Sweden and Denmark, Frank Follows is poised to elevate their sound yet again with Hey!. With this incoming anthem, Adrian confronts his demons head-on, weaving emotive guitar textures with scathingly honest lyrics that crack open the floodgates of vulnerability. 

Anchored by a compelling drum line, Hey! is a contagious blend of sunny melodies and profound introspection, crafted to resonate deeply with listeners. Lead singer Adrian reflects on the meaning behind the track:

This song is a shout into the void hoping to get an echo. It’s the selfish need to be heard. To be understood. When the vertigo from all the things flashing by gets unbearable, what else can you do but yell: Hey!

Formed amidst the creative halls of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Frank Follows found their musical identity through a fusion of eclectic influences and a shared passion for indie-rock. Led by Adrian’s captivating vocals and bolstered by Måns and Olof’s instrumental prowess, the band’s debut album, Flight Thoughts, solidified their place in the Swedish music scene. 

Drawing inspiration from acts like Bombay Bicycle Club, Bon Iver, Dayglow, and Phoenix, Frank Follows continues to carve out their own niche, captivating audiences at Sofar Sounds and prominent Swedish festivals. Prepare to be won over by Frank Follows, the effortlessly cool Swedish indie-rockers who are putting the “rock” back in rockstar with their string of unforgettable performances. 

From grassroots to headlining acts, Frank Follows’ remarkable evolution is set to take center stage with their newest release. We celebrate their refusal to settle, continuously raising the bar in the indie-rock scene.

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