It Could Be Franky
It Could Be Franky - The Arms We Raised
Region: Newfoundland and Labrador
Genre: Electronic, Indie, Pop

Computer music meets 90s dance music in this minimalism-infused synthpop project with arpeggiators and quirky vocals by Danielle Hamel based out of St. John’s, NL. After playing in indie rock bands for over a decade, Danielle released her first solo record in March 2016, an electronic album entitled Your Friends Don’t Buy It At All. 

It Could Be Franky was nominated for a 2017 ECMA Award for Electronic Recording of the Year and for a 2017 MusicNL Award for Music Video of the Year, won the 2016 MusicNL Urban/Electronic Artist of the Year award, was nominated for 2016 MusicNL Female Artist of the Year, was longlisted for the 2016 Borealis Music Prize, and voted the People’s Choice Award for Electronic Artist of the Year with The Overcast in 2016 and 2017. 

Her music was featured in the 2016 St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival trailer and campaign, has been placed in several short films and webisodes, and was placed throughout the 2017 ECMA Awards Show. Her next album, an eclectic collection of cover songs reimagined as synthpop tunes, will be released in Fall 2018.