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After years of trials, hope prevails for Longmont band

To celebrate the album release, Francis & The Wolf will be throwing a release party at Wibby Brewing on August 13th from 6-9pm
Longmont’s own Francis & The Wolf will release a new album Truth Be Told on August 7, 2021. The band’s second album is a ten song full length offering with themes that chart the triumphs and trials of these unprecedented times. 
On Truth Be Told the band sticks to its American rock & roll roots while adding new textures and tones that envelope songs that have something to say. You can hear the energy of F&TW’s live shows flow through the tracks with a far from minimalist approach.
This project had more starts and stops than rush hour traffic on the 119. Many of the basic tracks were recorded during winter of 2018, but life demanded the attention of the musicians elsewhere. Over the long season leading up to the release, the band members each experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows. There was terrible news from doctors and miracles that defied medicine, dream jobs and devastating break ups, the birth of a child and a miscarriage, a member exiting and a new one entering...and then a world wide pandemic. But through all the ups and downs there was music, friendship and HOPE. You can hear all these things between the notes and beyond the lyrics on Truth Be Told.
To celebrate the album release, Francis & The Wolf will be throwing a release party at Wibby Brewing on August 13th from 6-9pm. This will be a free show featuring songs from the new album as well as new covers and old F&TW favorites.
Here is a link to listen now to Francis & The Wolf’s New Album 
Also be available on all streaming sites on August 7th.
Track listing:
  • The album kicks off with “Let’s Get Real,” a track that’s energy and groove fuel the lyric’s challenge to take chances in life.
  • “Voices Noises” follows next. This song rocks from beginning to the end, only slowing down to ask the question “Have you ever loved anything enough to be terrified it might leave?” or “Do you fly below the radar trading all your passion for peace?”
  • “History” begins with a sparse downbeat piano, while slowly building into a lush delayed guitar soundscape. The lyrics balance questions with a confidence that there is meaning in all the chaos of life.
  • “Hold On Me” comes in at track four with an infectious guitar melody echoed by electric piano. 
  • “Tough & Gentle” is a fictional tale of a bar room encounter with all the elements of a classic rock song.
  • On “Halfway House” the drums and bass swing, as guitars and keys take turns in the spotlight. 
  • The title track “Truth Be Told” maps an unexpected breakup set to music that takes positive spin on clean break.
  • “Beggars” borrows an old saying from days-gone-by, and turns it into a modern prayer. The simple steady drum beat tethers the swells of the lap steel, building into a soaring guitar solo that serves as the song’s “a-men.”
  • “Can’t Change” is a story song of a man who has to come to terms with the things he should have said and shouldn't have done. 
  • The final song on the album “Crazy Times” ebbs and flows with pulsing organ and bass as the lyrics take a hard look at the world we live in.