TAMPA, FLORIDA — “Over Now,” the newest single from recording artist Frankie Raye, was released today. The pop rock song is available on iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, and other online digital music retailers. The Tampa Bay area singer, songwriter, guitar player worked with Cincinnati-based Loren Turner, lead guitarist and founding member of rock band Foxy Shazam, on the song early this year after recording it in St. Petersburg, Florida, last summer but feeling, “the sound wasn’t really what I was going for.”
She explained that “It originally had a progressive rock sound, whereas I wanted it to sound more like stripped-down grunge. Wanting to give the track a fresh perspective, I sent it to (Turner)… He immediately understood the sound that I wanted, and he made the track what it is now. I also played a lot with lyrical rhythms while writing this song; in the second verse, you can hear the wordy line, ‘Like my words were just a pathetic excuse to avoid blame.’ I used lyrics to subdivide the rhythm, which is a technique I’ve been playing around with a lot lately.”
Originally written during the quarantine of 2020, the track features Brandon Freitag on bass, Marc Dupuy on drums, and Steve Connolly on lead guitar. The song was first recorded last summer at Zen Studios in St. Pete, tested out last November at the prestigious 37th Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in Alabama at the famed FloraBama, and then sent to Turner this past January.
Raye says, “Although I don’t write too many songs about break-ups and relationships, ‘Over Now’ is about just that. The song is much darker and edgier than my previous releases, and it was refreshing to play around with a different sound.”
While based in west central Florida, Frankie Raye has performed as far away as California, where she was invited to play at the massive Winter NAMM Show in January 2020. While there she also did a show at the House of Blues. She has also done live shows in Louisiana and the Hard Rock in Tampa. Last year she had an amazing 388 bookings and along the way has gotten airplay in the U.S. and Europe and been interviewed by radio, TV, podcasts, and online media.
Find more on her official website, www.FrankieRaye.com, which also has links to her EPK and her various social media platforms.