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VIDEO: Neal Francis Shares 'Problems' Music Video

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The track is from Francis' recent album, "In Plain Sight".

Chicago-based singer-songwriter-pianist Neal Francis has shared his new video for the song "Problems," the latest single from his new album, In Plain Sight (ATO).

In Plain Sight is Francis' second album and it was mixed by GRAMMY® Award winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT). The hilarious and raucous clip, directed by Alec Basse and Max Moore, finds Francis singing on a microphone dropped down from the ceiling in a doctor's office waiting room. As the walls close in on the disparate cast of characters, the dance party ensues.

Besides "Problems," In Plain Sight also includes the recently released singles, "Prometheus," "Alameda Apartments," and "Can't Stop The Rain," all available now at all DSPs and streaming services. "Prometheus" is joined by an official visualizer, while "Alameda Apartments" arrived last month alongside an official companion video - filmed on VHS in the church where Francis lived, wrote, and recorded In Plain Sight - streaming now via YouTube; a stirring live performance of the track - filmed at SHIRK Studios in Chicago, IL with backing from Francis's crack touring band - is also streaming now via YouTube.

In Plain Sight was first heralded this summer with the lead single, "Can't Stop The Rain," featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist Derek Trucks and hailed in its world premiere on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic as "an invigorating heatwave banger... hits with an unapologetically joyful, electric feel that makes for just the jolt to the system we needed." The track - which quickly ascended to #1 Most Added at Triple-A and Non-Commercial Radio outlets nationwide - is joined by an official music video, streaming now at YouTube; an electrifying live version, filmed at Chicago's SHIRK Studios and showcasing Francis and his band's infectious on-stage energy, can be viewed now as well.

Francis continues to celebrate In Plain Sight with a truly epic North American tour highlighted by headline dates (including an exclusive Album Release Party, set for November 5 at Rosa's Lounge in Chicago), shows supporting My Morning Jacket, and more festival appearances including Wilco's sold-out Sky Blue Sky, a curated concert vacation set for January 17-21, 2022 at Mexico's Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. From there, Francis will cross the Atlantic for a much anticipated European/UK tour, making stops in London, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium in early 2022.

Tour Dates

NOVEMBER 2021
18 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
19 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
20 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi
DECEMBER 2021
3 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
4 - Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall
5 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ponyboy
8 - Austin, TX - Antone's Nightclub
9 - Austin, TX - Antone's Nightclub
10 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater
11 - Tyler, TX - Stanley's Famous Pit Barbecue
12 - Dallas TX - The Kessler Theater
29 - Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom **
31 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
JANUARY 2022
5 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
8 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
9 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
12 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
13 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
17-21 - Wilco's Sky Blue Sky - Puerto Aventuras, MX † (SOLD OUT)
22 - Glasgow, UK - Celtic Connections
23 - London, UK - O2 Academy2 Islington
25 - Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
26 - Groningen, NL - Vera
27 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
28 - Hengelo, NL - Metropool
29 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
30 - Rotterdam, NL - Bird
31 - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar
FEBRUARY 2022
1 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
2 - Hamburg, DE - Häkken
4 - Paris, FR - New Morning
5 - Beauvais, FR - L'Ouvre Boite
6 - Leffinge, BE - De Zwerver
16 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
17 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
18 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
19 - Washington, DC - Union Stage
20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
22 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
23 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
24 - Chattanooga, TN - Songbirds
25 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
26 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
JULY 2022
27 - 31 - Floyd, VA - Floyd Fest
AUGUST 2022
26-28 - Tisbury, MA - Beach Road Weekend †
* In Plain Sight Album Release Party
** w/My Morning Jacket
† Festival Appearance

Watch the new music video here:



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