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Watch Frances Quinlan’s Tiny Desk Concert

The Hop Along leader played three songs from her debut solo album Likewise.

May 13, 2020

Hop Along lead singer and songwriter Frances Quinlan released her excellent debut album Likewise in February, and now the NPR Tiny Desk Concert she recorded to promote the record is available to stream. Quinlan played three songs from the record — "Your Reply," "Detroit Lake," "Lean" — alongside violinist Molly Germer and Hop Along guitarist Joe Reinhart, who also co-produced Likewise. Quinlan's songs are just as compelling without amplification or drums, relying more on oddly balanced structures, lyrical digressions, and sudden moments of melodic grace than full-band tension. And her slightly frantic between-song banter works well in any setting. Watch her full performance at the top of the page.

Watch Frances Quinlan’s Tiny Desk Concert