French Letters follow up our acclaimed debut album with a new single called “Los Alamos”, a taut pop tune constructed around the idea of escape, geographic redemption, and sonic salvation. Peppered with catchy guitar hooks and a stellar guitar solo, an insistent drum beat and punchy bass line propel the track, much like the gasoline in the car Crossley sings about in the song’s lyrics.
The B-side is a first for us, a ballad waltz named “Annie, Queen of Belltown“. The title is an homage to Springsteen and his song, “Mary, Queen of Arkansas”. The subtle warmth of acoustic guitars and ringing of the twelve string make the perfect underpinnings for the tale of doomed young love, including haunting, ethereal back up vocals.