Multi-genre artist FrannyVee, released a new single this month on March 13th, 2021, titled “Summertime.” A remake, “Summertime,” is a bluesy song in the first half and follows the original in several ways. However, the second half of this track leans more towards Jazz, with the lyrics reminding the listener of a Hawaiian summer. Darry Aquino performs the upright bass, and Scott Villiger does the clarinet.
For FrannyVee, Hawaiian culture holds a lot of importance in her life. However, the artist is very clear about making her musical career inclusive of other genres and not limiting it to her Hawaiian background. Consequently, the artist’s work is not niche and can be enjoyed by diverse audiences. Her musical career up till now is a testament to her dedication to dabbling in multiple genres.
Early in the year, on January 5th, the artist released an emotionally charged track titled, ‘Beneath the Misty Ko’olau.’ The track has a painful break-up story behind it which the artist decided to use as inspiration – a move she thinks of as a victory against that sorrow. The instruments include a steel guitar, which Greg Sardinha has done, to whom the artist is enormously thankful for contributing. Her other song, “Tobacco Road,” is based on her childhood in Hawaii, which she fondly recalls as a long-gone way of life. The song is also a dedication to her father, whom the artist considers her hero.
The song “O Wau” stands out as it is purely a Hawaiian composition, made for someone searching for the “right” one. The track “When I Can,” a country-rock, is an old composition written in the 2000s. A cheerful song, it is about hanging out with the ones you care for and love. FannyVee has done all the vocals, while Zach Castro has done the harmonies.
FrannyVee wants all her listeners to enjoy all the emotions life has to give.
Readers can visit her website and buy all the songs posted.
Her song “Beneath the Misty Koʻolau” is also on iTunes, YouTube, and other internet radio stations. To find the artist on her socials, readers can find her @ FrannyVee or email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
FrannyVee has been a school teacher by profession for the past twenty years. However, she has been producing music part-time since 1982 and has recorded two CDs. Although the artist hails from a Hawaiian heritage, she performs folk, blues, jazz, country, country rock, and Hawaiian melodies. The artist attempts to find healing in music and uses this as motivation to continue recording.