Please Listen to Jonathan Franco
Up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea who Jonathan Franco was. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time with his new album, Swimming Alone Around the Room. Some of the tunes are these pop leaning sonic explorations, like previous single “Transition Lens,” while others have a more traditional songwriter approach, like the latest single. Still, even on the tune below, Franco stretches it beyond what we’ve come to accept as standard time, pushing the track beyond 7 minutes. It’s as good a song as anything cut from the same cloth in 2018, so when you pick up the album on Friday, you’ll get rewarded with far more than you expected in the streaming era.