Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of Fort Frances’ song “The Year of Impossibilities,” due to be officially released this Friday. This is the first single from the forthcoming Fort Frances album. The band will be releasing a new single each month in the first half of 2021, followed by a full album in the fall.
“The Year of Impossibilities” was produced by Fort Frances, engineered and mixed by Stephen Shirk in Chicago. The song is David McMillin on vocals, piano, and guitar; Aaron Kiser on drums and vocals; and Jeff Piper on bass. The lyric video was created by David McMillin. “Nothing feels right, nothing feels real” sets the stage as this song provides a lifting catharsis this year, right on time for the darkness before, hopefully, the dawn. Let the music and the sentiments of Fort Frances ring true for you too.
Everyone has called 2020 ‘unprecedented.’ While that description does fit, I think ‘impossible’ feels more appropriate for the sadness, strangeness, injustice and insanity that has greeted us every day since the spring. Even as the year winds down, I’m looking in the rearview at this blur and thinking it never should have happened. And yet, here we are, many of us weighed down with the feelings of empty-handedness that arrive when people lose their jobs, loved ones get sick and a tidal wave of uncertainty continues to crash into the shore. The clock striking midnight on December 31 isn’t going to immediately wash away that anxiety, but there is a sense of promise on the horizon. It’s small right now, but it’s getting closer. We’re going to get through this. When we do, don’t try to make life feel ‘normal’ again. Make it feel better. — David McMillin
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