Hop Along's Frances Quinlan has shared a second single from her upcoming solo album Likewise (due January 31 via Saddle Creek). The new song is called "Now That I'm Back," and it sees Frances delivering her trademark vocals over some lovely keys. Here's what she says about it:

I find it mystifying that my idea of love has aged and changed right alongside me. I'd always thought of love as something one is given, I didn't think much about my own capacity for love, for generosity. That's too bad, but now I understand a little better, I hope. At this point I think love is always there, it exists in the margins, one needs only to access it (though this occasionally requires some struggle and at times some pain).

Compromise is often required for the survival of most relationships. I was thinking about my struggles with compromise for the sake of understanding someone outside myself. It's a long road, I think this song just portrays the start of it. Love is always around, even as great chunks of time drift from us and we inevitably find ourselves altered and wondering how we got to this place. I frighten myself with thoughts of love disappearing from my life, or of my hardening as a person. I've had some odd chapters over the last few years. I think this song came out of one of them.

Listen below.

Frances has also added Mary Lattimore as support on most of her upcoming tour dates, and revealed that she'll be opening for Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard in Milwaukee. She also plays SXSW 2020. Updated tour dates are listed below.

Frances Quinlan -- 2020 Tour Dates
01/19/20 - Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows Festival at Sleeping Village +
01/23/19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
03/01/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop at Swedish American Music Hall #
03/03/20 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
03/05/20 - Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater #
03/06/20 - Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret #
03/07/20 - Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl #
03/11/20 - Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial Library #
03/12/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Pico Union Project #
03/14/20 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
03/16/20-03/21/20 - Austin, TX @ SXSW

+ = support from Indigo De Souza
* = supporting Ben Gibbard
# = support from Mary Lattimore

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