The recording and promotion of Love Implied was made possible by another successful Kickstarter campaign by Francke, where his fans again supported his vision by pledging $25,000 in small donations, receiving various rewards in relation to the size of the pledge.
In addition to the duet with Springsteen, Francke and his band performed 2011 tour dates with Bob Seger, and saw Heartless World up for various award nominations. More than half of the Kickstarter funding will go toward shooting a performance/
“Love Implied started out as a very simple, acoustic music,” Francke says, “played by real people, with real emotional input. Music has been a consistent connection with others since I was 14, and still is. I continue to make music with its own point of view, looking for real human connection, free from the traps of age, fashion, or era. I want to say "This has been my life over the last year. How's it been for you?" to as many folks as I can, as a collection of friends and fans who have identified with any one of my songs. A fan wrote me on facebook one morning saying that my songs have done more for her than any therapist ever has. This was moving to me, and the kind of connection I seek, where music can ultimately be as useful as it is entertaining. ”
As the title of this new record connotes, the new cd has a lot to do with how adults experience each other in love, or in a marriage, or in a complicated relationship. Love has been the dominant theme behind much of pop music, probably, and Stewart found himself writing songs about his own marriage via songs and notes to his wife, as they’ve known each other for 30 years and been married for 24.
“The songs are about surrender and non-attachment being behind a healthy relationship,”