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Franki Love Premieres New Single “Walking Wounded”

Ever since award-winning singer/songwriter Franki Love successfully funded her new album OTIAS—dedicated to her mother who passed away from cancer in January 2013—on Kickstarter back in October 2013, she has been working tirelessly to complete it. Now, nearly a year and a half later, Franki Love premieres the album’s first single “Walking Wounded” right here on
“I wrote ‘Walking Wounded’ late one night at the piano,” Franki Love tells us at Cliché. “After my Mom passed away from cancer, I went into a deep depression and isolated myself from people for about six months. During those months, I felt an overwhelming sense of compassion towards people that I’ve never experienced before. I realized that everyone is facing challenges and we’re all hurting somehow, whether it’s within our own personalities or through life challenges.”
The song, an emotional ballad, is about different personal struggles and situations we all face at times in life. She goes on to say that “we’re all connected in the world and if one person is hurting, then we’re all walking wounded.”
“After I finished writing the song, I went on a search to find the perfect music producer to produce the song,” says Franki Love. “There’s a song called ‘Fast Car’ by Tracy Chapman and I really love the soul in that song, so I contacted the song’s producer [David Kershenbaum] and he was very enthusiastic about producing ‘Walking Wounded.’”
David Kershenbaum—who has also won several Grammys and earned an Oscar nomination—also produced two other singles on Franki Love’s new album, coming soon.
“I’m hoping that when people hear the song, they’ll feel inspired and connected to it,” Franki Love says.
Listen to “Walking Wounded” below, or download it for free on Soundcloud.

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