Watch the video below and read on as Frank confesses to a number of things including that he actually prefers living in the suburbs whilst building a musical career, that he was “definitely fucking weird” as a kid and about the time he was at an art gallery, high on LSD with his parents.
How was your first LSD trip?
I stopped doing any drugs years ago. But I've done stuff. I first tripped in college with two friends. We weren't sure if we felt the effects of it at the time but kinda thought we may be tripping when we realized we had been in the car for over six hours... We didn't take a huge dose, though. My first real trip was when I went to a hippie music festival alone to see Edward Sharpe. I took it on a Saturday afternoon an hour before I entered the festival. They had a ferris wheel there and I went on it first thing. It happened to also be where the acid kicked in. From there, I ended up staying at the festival all night dancing, drumming on bongos for hours like a madman, talking to a Hare Krishna guru, talking to a man about the organs that he builds, thinking about my past and future timelines, focusing on weird things like the crowd noises and people’s movements, etc. I didn't have a pass to stay overnight so I walked back and forth on the festival beach the entire night. I stayed the Sunday too and went back home Sunday night, not having slept for almost 2 days. I felt great though.
What's this song about exactly?
The first verse is just full of descriptors of the components of a trip: body distortion, seeing your past and future in a clearer light, feeling like the world is both small and infinite at the same time, feeling like all your questions need no answers, etc. The second verse references a specific experience I had on a trip where I went to an art gallery showcasing a close family friend’s 13 paintings of Mary Magdalene that came to her in visions. The details in the paintings, the fact that the paintings came to her through visions, and the idea of Mary Magdalene being the divine woman throughout history counter to Jesus as the divine man really affected me. My family was with me and it was a pretty interesting to trip in their presence.