Empathetic Roots Pop from New York City. - Watch the Video for Frank Bell: Absence
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posted 22 Jun 2021 by Krister Axel
You are invited to lean back, relax, and enjoy this gorgeous exploration of romantic separation and the introspection that comes with it.

We've written about Frank Bell before. His music is organic, complex, and deeply satisfying. With a style of songwriting that is classically-influenced and effortlessly vulnerable, Bell reminds me a bit of the heart-wrenching feels of Adele, mixed with the orchestral, roots-driven embellishment of Peter Bradley Adams. On his latest track "Absence" he continues to expand on the delicate beauty that makes his sound so unique.

Originally a classically-trained cellist, Frank Bell later expanded his instrumental arsenal as a way to further express himself as an artist. As an outlet, Frank began posting videos of his songs on YouTube, which brought him international attention and 800,000 video views (in four days) after being featured on their homepage. Shortly after, he flew to Canada to record his debut EP ‘On Passion and Reason’, a folky, neo-soul acoustic rock album which would later be released independently worldwide with famed Producer Bill Bell.

Recently, Frank has turned his focus inwards, stripping down his sound and rediscovering his passion for simple communication, with people, through song. His insightful lyrics are always heart-forward, stressing the importance of empathy in the navigation of our complex modern lives. You are invited to lean back, relax, and enjoy this gorgeous exploration of romantic separation and the introspection that comes with it.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist