Exclusive Track Premiere: ‘Young,’ Frankie Cosmos

Published November 5, 2015

ABOVE: GRETA KLEIN (AKA FRANKIE COSMOS). PHOTO COURTESY OF MATTHEW JAMES-WILSON.

Upon scrolling through musician Greta Kline’s discography, the number of releases is astonishing. Between her current moniker Frankie Cosmos and former stage name Ingrid Superstar, the 21-year-old has released more than 30 albums. Only one release, however, has been tied to a label—until now. Next Friday, Kline will release a four-track EP, Fit Me In, via Bayonet Records, marking the first follow-up to her debut Zentropy (released last year via Double Double Whammy). Here we are pleased to premiere “Young,” a sublime, two-minute track on which her lofty vocals sing, “I heard about being young / But I’m not sure how it’s done” atop relaxed piano, guitar, and percussion.

“It was one of the first things I wrote as a reaction to having my songs and myself be out in the world and open to scrutiny,” Kline tells us. Midway through the song, there’s a brief pause, as “the first and second parts were written at separate times.”

Much like Zentropy, Kline wrote Fit Me In entirely by herself and collaborated with Aaron Maine (of Porches) while recording in the studio. Musically, Maine produced each song using mostly electronic equipment, resulting in a sonic shift from the studio instrumentation heard on Frankie Cosmos’ debut.

“I think I’m always changing as a writer and trying new things,” Kline continues. “My awareness of the release process and the fact that it will be heard has made me pickier about what songs deserve to be finished, recorded, [and] released this time around. I am trying not to let it affect the writing side of things too much, though.”

Early next year, Frankie Cosmos will release a sophomore full-length via Bayonet, recorded entirely with her four-piece band, but until then, she’ll be touring North America.

FOR TOUR DATES AND MORE INFORMATION ON FRANKIE COSMOS, VISIT HER FACEBOOK.