Back in the ’80s, the TV show Dallas decided that a whole season had been bad for the overall storyline, so they wrote it off as an extended dream sequence. Let’s just all agree to do that with Frankmusik’s second album ‘Do It In the AM,” since his new single “Maps” is such a return to the excellent form of his landmark debut, ‘Complete Me.” The lovely discordant feel of blending emotionally stirring symphonic production for the verses with frantic electropop for the chorus is the kind of brilliant madness that we all fell in love with when we first discovered “3 Little Words” and “Better Off As Two.” His songwriting has moved away from the wannabe party boy and back to the heartfelt storytelling that we love him for. Interpreted as a farewell-to-love song, “Maps” was the perfect clearing the slate/starting over song to be released on Valentine’s Day. Interpreted as a response to his former record label, it’s the best artist screw-you message since Sara Bareilles told off Amanda Ghost in “King of Anything.” With “Maps” and his production of Katrina’s new single “Ready to Love,” we anxiously await diving into his new EP Far From Over and the rest of his upcoming third album, due to be released in April.
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