It makes sense, then, that Frasco’s rousing new LP, ‘Keep On Keepin’ On,’ lands somewhere between an emotionally raw therapy session and a raucous, rowdy house party. Produced in part by Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools and in part by former Awolnation keyboardist Kenny Carkeet, the collection finds Frasco digging deeper than he’s ever dug before, fusing ecstatic rock and soul with infectious pop and funk as he grapples with the kind of demons he’s spent the better part of his adult life running from. The songs here are blunt in their honesty and unsparing in their self-examination, but they remain, at their core, works of great hope and promise, equal parts self-help mantra and sing-along celebration.
“I wanted to approach suffering with optimism on this record,” he explains. “I’m not the kind of guy to sit there and drown in my sorrows; I’m the kind of guy who wants to get out and fight for my happiness. Change is possible if you’re willing to do the work.”