Combining classic indie with danceable pop, The France is a feel-good indie four-piece from Manchester. Already boasting over 10k streams and airplay on the likes of XFM, Absolute Radio, and BBC Introducing. The France has previously supported the likes of indie champions Reverend & The Makers and pop giants Scouting For Girls. Looking to inject some sunshine into the city’s streets regardless of the time of year and eschewing the cocksure arrogance that many Manchester bands try to emulate, The Frnace harbors a sense of irresistible upbeat optimism that’s difficult to ignore. The France is moving quickly with no signs of slowing down, catch them quick on their way up – the sky’s the limit for these 4!
The latest single, “Forever Too Long,” prominently displays the band’s signature combination of relatable indie and danceable pop. Recorded at Parr Street Studios with Chris Taylor, it’s three minutes of button-bright indie-pop, the perfect antithesis to a cold winter. Written across the UK’s first lockdown back in spring 2020, the fittingly titled “Forever Too Long” is a heart-on-the-sleeve love song born from the frustrations of not being able to be with those we care about. The band describes the song as,
A song that can resonate with anyone. It’s not often as an artist you write a song from your own experience but also be writing for millions of other people who just want to say the same thing at the same time. This song has got the potential to strike a chord
Irresistibly smooth vocals, touching guitar chords, and driving drum beats introduce the song to listeners. The lively soundscape gives the song a breath of optimism and energy while the emotive lyrics reveal the yearning for loving company. There’s an unforgettable sway to the song, one that can undoubtedly put a smile on your face. If I could describe the song in only one word – sunshine. The production is warm and embracing. The message is bright and sweet. Listening to this song evokes the same pleasant feelings that sunshine does.