This Friday, Chicago singer, songwriter, and pianist Neal Francis will release his latest record In Plain Sight, featuring Grammy-winning guitarist Derek Trucks.
The album was inspired by a recent breakup, which found Neal living in a church, where he ended up writing a series of new songs about honesty and resilience. “I’m owning up to all my problems within my relationships and my sobriety,” Francis shares in reference to the songs on this album. “So much of it is about coming to the understanding that I continue to suffer because of those problems. It’s about acknowledging that and putting it out in the open in order to mitigate the suffering and try to work on it, instead of trying to hide everything.”
We heard more about In Plain Sight when Neal Francis spoke with CKUA’s Lisa Wilton on Traffic Jams on Thursday, November 4, 2021.