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Sage Francis
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"VONNEGUT BUSY" - the first single off Copper Gone  Reply with quote  

VONNEGUT BUSY



www.tinyurl.com/vonnegutbusy

The "Vonnegut Busy" single is included in the presales at SFR. It's also available now on iTunes and Bandcamp. The beat for this single is produced by Prolyphic (horns by Joshua Trinidad.)

Copper Gone album drops on June 3rd.
Presale package deals: www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR

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"VONNEGUT BUSY" acts as a stylistic sample dish for what one can expect from Sage Francis on Copper Gone, transitioning seamlessly from socio-economic issues to personal politics, all while being punctuated by the project's overall mission statement: "When it seems like you're going through hell...keep going." The reference to Kurt Vonnegut in the title is accompanied by a quote from the satirical writer in one of the song's 3 sub-choruses: "Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, 'it might have been.'"

As fans and media may remember, Francis declared a sudden retirement from touring at the end of his "Li(f)e on the Road" world excursion in 2010. Many people misinterpreted this as a resignation from music altogether as his three album deal with Epitaph Records came to its conclusion. "It sort of offends my sensibilities to hear that some people thought I gave up music," Francis remarks. "I've been writing songs since I was 8 years old. Performing on stage since 12. Winning over crowds and losing partners in the process. As far as creative energy goes, my entire adult life and the bulk of my childhood has been dedicated to this craft. I don't even think I could stop that train if I wanted to."

In reality, Francis removed himself from the non-stop grind of the tour circuit in hopes of developing a healthier domestic situation. He did not achieve this goal, as numerous songs on Copper Gone clearly illustrate (some more overtly than others.) Over the course of the next few years, in the wake of some significant personal losses, Francis succumbed to his more hermit-like tendencies. He remained tucked away in the woods on the outskirts of Rhode Island, running Strange Famous Records remotely, all while continuing to write/record music in the isolation of his studio.

"No matter how much time I spend by myself, I'm constantly aware of how I need to keep this ship afloat. If not for me, then for the others who have jumped on board with me. That's not the main motivation for what I do, but it's probably good to feel pressured into staying active outside of my bubble. I'm stressed, overworked, and exhausted regardless of my situation, so I might as well step into the fire rather than just watch the world burn around me. At this point, that sounds a lot better to me than spending the rest of my life as a recluse, wondering what might've been."

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:26 pm
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This song is amazing! I just got tickets to the Mohawk show in Austin. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album. Congrats, Sage "Keep going!"
Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:43 pm
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This has significantly increased my excitement for Copper Gone. Not that I wasn't very excited to begin with! Just two more months, mannnnn.
Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:00 pm
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Neuro
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been listening to this track off and on all day and im really feeling it

i think im going relate and get into this album more than most if the whole album has this sorta vibe

and the beat, fucking thank you for going back to this style


Sage ,first official album since personal journals on your own label, how does it feel (besides the anxiety), does it feel like a full circle type deal at all? this has got to be good when its all said and done
Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:38 pm
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Neuro
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whoah whoah whoah

the beat is by Prolyphic?!!?!?

this is fire

tell me more about prolyphic beats
Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:19 pm
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What an awesome song to debut. Loving everything about it.

I also didn't initially realize the music was by Prolyphic on this one. Always liked the tone of his beats from way back to 'An Alarm Clock Set for 9:01'.
Post Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:35 am
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I really like this song, kinda feels like a song of A Healthy Distrust. Maybe that's a terrible thing to say about a song on a new album?
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I appreciate you releasing your new album on my bday. I told you you didn't have to!
Post Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:28 pm
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sounds fresh, been a while since my ears got tickled like this. Beat is fire, love the horns. Gonna pre order on scroobius pips site soon as poss
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Not sure if it's just me, but whenever I try to share the SoundCloud link on FB, the embedded link is just an error message saying that the page can't be found. I've tried it like 10 different times, and it's still not working. Anyone else have this problem?
Post Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:57 pm
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Sage Francis
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xGasPricesx wrote:
Not sure if it's just me, but whenever I try to share the SoundCloud link on FB, the embedded link is just an error message saying that the page can't be found. I've tried it like 10 different times, and it's still not working. Anyone else have this problem?


Yes, I've had the same issue on Facebook. I have no idea what's going on with that. However, I did manage to make it work once and you can "share" this for the soundcloud link to actually work:
https://www.facebook.com/SageFrancis/posts/10153995772610486?stream_ref=10
Post Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:33 pm
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Neuro
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this just showed up in my facebook feed

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/01/14/how-to-write-with-style-kurt-vonnegut/
Post Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:13 pm
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Sage Francis
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Neuro wrote:
whoah whoah whoah

the beat is by Prolyphic?!!?!?

this is fire

tell me more about prolyphic beats


He's a DIGGAH. He makes bangaz, khed.

Lyric video:
http://youtu.be/-utMO586HCg
Post Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:56 pm
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Dope lyric video.

I <3 typography.
It helps me listen.
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