Progressive metal artist Eric Francis released his new album ‘Under A Fake Sky’. The record was created entirely by him in his home during the COVID-19 pandemic from March through July. Lyrically, it tells the story of his personal experiences during quarantine and how he was handling isolation, current events, and the pandemic.
Stream/Download ‘Under A Fake Sky’: https://ericfrancis.fanlink.to/underafakesky
About the album, he stated:
“The album ends on a cliffhanger. While creating this album has provided me with much needed comfort and distraction, nothing has changed. The pandemic is ongoing with no way out in sight. Many people, myself included, are still lost at sea when it comes to careers and incomes. The current state of the world is bleak, and I felt that there was no other appropriate ending. Depending on what the future holds, I may continue the story in a follow-up album.”
Eric Francis is always trying something different. Experimenting with elements of many rock and metal subgenres, his discography is a sonic melting pot always open for expansion. Self-described as creating a sense of “musical whiplash”, his music is characterized by complicated rhythm guitar parts and “airy”, ambient leads, using a contrast between light and heavy elements in his writing. Prior to releasing music as a solo artist, he collaborated with many bands local to his home on Long Island.
His new album ‘Under A Fake Sky’, released August 28th, was created during the COVID-19 pandemic by Francis himself. Although the record was unplanned, he found himself inspired by the confines of quarantine to produce, write, record, mix, and master an album from his home. ‘Under A Fake Sky’ is a mesh of progressive metal and djent sounds that blend together seamlessly.