After being around for nearly 10 years, Swedish indie vets Francis have faced a lot of changes. From the original group, only vocalist Petra Mases and drummer Petter Nygårdh remain with the quintet, which has since been joined by guitarist Jerker Krumlinde, bassist Paulina Mellkvist, and keyboardist Oskar Bond. The new core will be releasing its first album together under the Francis moniker, Marathon, which features the bright and dreamy new single 'Turning A Hand'.

Recorded in Dalarna, Sweden and later Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes, Marathon marks the second official full-length album from the band - not including the band's acclaimed 2012 EP This Must Be Blood. "Every song is basically about children, divorce or love," the band writes. "But there is also a political side of it. We are all affected by the xenophobia that is going on in Europe. The title track, 'Marathon', is about red hearts, wanting to fight for something and naively hoping for something better. Hope for future generation’s benevolence to continue to fight for justice and gender equality. And love, simply, or lack thereof, and the frustration that comes with it."

Listen to 'Turning A Hand' below and pre-order Marathon before its February 5th release on Bandcamp via the band's own label Strangers Candy.