Michael Franti & Spearhead announce new album 'Follow Your Heart'
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Michael Franti has long been revered for his inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Deemed by NPR as âequal parts musician and activistâ, Franti continues to offer opportunities for gratitude, solidarity and celebrating how we get through the greatest ups and downs of our lives with our body, mind and soul still in one piece with his upcoming album Follow Your Heart, set for release June 3rd via Thirty Tigers.
âOne thing I learned these last couple of years is that people need people,â shares Franti. âI wrote many songs about connection, resilience and finding the light, even in the midst of all the crazy. Somewhere in there we find resilience, and I hope Follow Your Heart gives fans the courage to continue looking for and holding onto that perseverance.â
Along with todayâs announcement, Franti & Spearhead release âBrighter Dayâ, an anthemic call to endure lifeâs hardships, to find resolve and strength in those around you and stick around for brighter days ahead:
Donât give up when your heart is weary
Donât give up when the hurt is near you
Donât give up when your pride is bruised
Donât give up when you feel divided
And if you stay with me
Todayâs release follows lead single âGood Day For A Good Dayâ, which marked the bandâs 10th Top 25 AAA hit. Joining âGood Day LAâ to chat about and perform the song live in-studio, Franti shared that the song is âspeaking to the fact that sometimes we have to retune our minds to feel like we can have a good day, because weâre not always going to get one. Not every day is perfect, but we can retune our minds to find those good days and good moments.â
Michael Franti & Spearhead will be kicking off the Follow Your Heart UK tour in February 2023. They will play St. Lukeâs Music & Arts Venue, Glasgow (Feb 7th), Manchester Academy 2 (Feb 8th) and Londonâs O2 Shepherdâs Bush Empire (Feb 10th). Tickets are on sale now at MichaelFranti.com, with the option to also upgrade to VIP for the dates.
Franti launched a virtual event revolution in June 2020 with his Stay At Home Concert World Tour, a creation prompted by his first summer in 33 years in which he wasnât on the road due to the global pandemic, performing for over 50,000 fans worldwide with seven uniquely themed virtual livestreams. To better connect with his Soulrocker community, Franti developed a dual-screen model, allowing fans to join a âBackstage Zoom Party Roomâ and interact directly with one another. Franti is set to host his Brighter Day Livestream on Friday, April 22 at 9pm ET/6pm PT/2am BST.
Work Hard And Be Nice, Franti & Spearheadâs 11th studio album, was released in 2020, which included lead single âI Got Youâ, the bandâs first Billboard No. 1 in nearly 10 years, and was also featured on NPRâs mid-year and end-year âHeavy Rotation: Public Radioâs Most Popular Songs of 2020â, sharing, âMichael Frantiâs infectious groove is unmistakable. From the opening chords to the percolating rhythm, itâs easy to get caught up in the positivity he exudes.â
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About Michael Franti
Franti has been back in the studio for the bandâs 12th studio album Follow Your Heart, set for release on June 3rd, while current single âBrighter Dayâ is available everywhere now, while lead single âGood Day For A Good Dayâ marked their 10th Top 25 AAA hit.
Michael Franti & Spearhead will embark on the Follow You Heart World Tour on May 13th, performing across North America through the summer with plans to announce additional dates. Tickets are on sale now at MichaelFranti.com.
In January 2019, Franti released his self-directed documentary Stay Human, which won an array of awards at film festivals worldwide and influenced his writing for his album Stay Human Vol. II (Thirty Tigers), which debuted at No. 1 on both the Americana and Independent Album charts and received critical acclaim from USA Today, Billboard, Associated Press and Paste. Influenced by the film, Frantiâs Stay Human podcast presented by Gibson on the American Songwriter Podcast Network features creatives from all walks of life, with new episodes available each week.
Deemed a âground-breaking musicianâ by Entrepreneur, Franti launched a virtual event revolution in June 2020 with his Stay At Home Concert World Tour, a creation prompted by his first summer in 33 years in which he wasnât on the road due to the global pandemic, performing for over 50,000 fans worldwide with seven uniquely themed virtual livestreams. In order to better connect with his Soulrocker community, Franti developed a dual-screen model, allowing fans to join a âBackstage Zoom Party Roomâ and interact directly with one another.
Michael Franti & Spearhead continue to foster their community both on and off stage with a wish granting non-profit, Do It For The Love, founded by Franti and his wife, Sara. Do It For The Love brings those with life threatening illnesses, veterans, and children with severe challenges to concerts worldwide, fulfilling over 3,300 wishes and touching the lives of over 12,000 people to date. Franti also owns SOULSHINE Bali, a 32-room top-rated yoga retreat hotel located in Ubud, Bali.
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April 5, 2022 4:28pm ET by Pressparty