Special info: CONCERTS & EVENTS in the times of the Corona Crisis
DEAR MUSIC & CONCERT FANS

We are glad that, after the last months, during which most cultural events had to be cancelled or postponed as a result of the measures taken by the Swiss Federal Council in order to restrict the spreading of the coronavirus, live concerts are slowly coming back into our lives.

However, despite the official decision to allow events with above 1’000 visitors again as of October 2020, artists and concert organisers still have to deal with constantly changing and regionally differing measures – ranging from new limitations in the canton of Zurich, via registering-apps to mandatory mask-wearing or distancing rules in other places.

Therefore, we advise you to always check the official information of each event-location directly to inform yourself about the most accurate status and regulation of the concert you want to attend. Additionally, we would like to encourage every music-fan to use the Swiss Covid App, as we strongly believe that the more people act responsibly and observe the health-recommendations, the sooner we will succeed as a community to make attending social events secure again.

In the meantime, we are trying to keep you updated as good as possible about any changes in the corresponding artist & show information pages as well as via our social media channels.

Stay healthy, follow the recommended hygiene procedures and don’t lose your love for music!
Thank you, your team at Just Because.

The Franklin Electric Concert at Papiersaal, Zürich on SO 20.10.2019

The Franklin Electric

SO 20.10.2019
Papiersaal, Zürich
Concert

Life happens, and it lives on in music.

As such, The Franklin Electric reflect formative personal moments on a canvas of indie, folk, and alternative. The Montreal based collective founded and fronted by Jon Matte transforms experiences into anthems and has done so since emerging on the 2014 debut, "This Is How I Let You Down".

Logging nearly 400 shows, they canvased the world alongside everyone from Mumford & Sons and Ben Howard to Edward Sharpe and City and Colour. Along the way, 2017’s "Blue Ceilings" marked a major milestone. Not only did the record produce favorites such as “I Know The Feeling” and “Someone Just Like You,” but it also led to a nomination at the 2018 JUNO® awards in the category of “Breakthrough Group of the Year.” The latter experience set the stage for his next evolution.

In Vancouver for the ceremony, Jon identified an endless wellspring of inspiration from the mountains and landscapes of the Canadian West Coast. So, he holed up in Vancouver to write what would become the 2019 EP, In Your Head—and more forthcoming tunes.

During 2019, he took those ideas and images to several Vancouver studios such as Monarch Studios and the old Mushroom studios (famous for playing host to Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Led Zeppelin) – and cut the five tracks comprising "In Your Head". As a producer, Jon added electronics and programming from his home studio. Given the personal nature of his journey, he tried to translate normal and honest everyday feelings to songwriting.

“The lyrics are so personal it’s almost embarrassing,” he smiles. “I simplified everything and embraced those singer-songwriter elements. I let it happen. The more you are trying, the less you are obtaining spiritually. The point was to stop trying and just go inside. I didn’t have to search on the exterior.”

Fittingly, he introduces this chapter with the single “Made It Up In My Head.” Backed by a sparse, yet steady beat, hummable clean guitar entwines with his dusky delivery and catchy cadences as he asks, “Can you see what I’m thinking?”

“The theme of the EP is the balance between vulnerability and holding on,” he elaborates. “You can’t be so openminded you never stand up for anything. This theme sets the stage for a beautiful realization to happen.”

As Jon keeps living, The Franklin Electric’s music ultimately continues to connect on a deeper and deeper level.


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