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Frances Quinlan Paints A Self-Portrait On Likewise


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SOURCE: http://www.mtv.com/news/3152927/frances-quinlan-likewise-interview/
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Though the two tunes at the album's origin feature little more than Quinlan's voice and guitar, "the term 'folk' wasn't really coming to mind," she said of the album's sound, which melds synth tracks ("Rare Thing") and lush strings ("Lean") with a downright Cubist Built to Spill cover.All the songs began on guitar before they ventured into more experimental arrangements with production help from Hop Along bandmate Joe Reinhart; the variegated "Now That I'm Back" is a microcosm of the entire process. "Hop Along is still a very active band," she said, which led to an urgency to complete her own album.Any completed Frances Quinlan album requires Frances Quinlan-painted cover art. "The usual approach [for a solo album] is to have a photograph portrait, and I just couldn't feel comfortable with that," she said.She's been painting since before she made music, and while she considers music her career (she's designed band merch and the Hop Along album covers), she treasures visual art as a way to create something with "a much simpler value to it." The Likewise cover went through three or four attempts before it felt right.

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