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July 10, 2020

Frank Ene: “No Longer”

By: Jack Anderson

As quarantine continues, everyone’s been handling isolation and solitude as best they can. But outside the COVID-19 context, Berkeley songwriter Frank Ene has tackled seclusion with a bout of creativity. Ene largely withdrew after an era of “Pure Bliss” (the name of Ene’s now-disbanded noise-pop group) to focus on his own material, multi-instrumental tracks that evoke classic French pop just as much as ’90s goth rock.

Equal parts morose, sensual, and meditative, Frank Ene’s debut six-song No Longer is a powerful first entry into the singer’s solo discography, and with the wait officially over,  gp ahead and kick off New Music Friday with No Longer‘s album opener and title track!

Jack Anderson