Inspired by real life triumphs, Frankie is the heartening story of a teen lesbian struggling with her own coming of age while she is forced to stand in for her mentally checked-out mother. When a mysterious illness strikes Frankie, it impels the revival of her dreams.
Any time I can express my emotions through song, it is the most cathartic thing in the world. To be able to sing these new songs in my voice with content relating to the death of my sister, it has saved me from slipping too far into my own sadness.
So having it called Christmas Jukebox allows for me to let it skip around. And that, I think, was probably the biggest challenge. It wasn't so much that the songs sounded different, but allowing it to make sense conceptually, which I think it does when you look at it as a jukebox of five different tracks.