In June, London Plane will release sophomore album Bright Black, whose title is a good description of the Brooklyn band’s music. It’s dark and goth-y, but it’s also firmly rooted in pop. One of the standout tracks on the upcoming LP is “Francesco,” which was written last year after the band was to see Peter Murphy perform in NYC, but the Bauhaus frontman’s show was canceled after he had a heart attack. London Plane took it upon itself to pen a shadowy dance song inspired by Murphy.
“When stepping back and looking at a near-complete group of songs, we saw that Bright Black tended toward the subjects of political villains, cultural isolation and ecological devastation,” says songwriter/guitarist David Mosey. “So we felt it necessary to lighten it up a bit with a dance song about a levitating priest who displays the wounds of Christ. We’ve never had so much fun onstage as we do when performing Francesco. We may even switch to Italian for a verse or two, a nod to Padre Pio himself.”
We’re proud to premiere the video for the Mosey-directed “Francesco” today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out now.