Samantha Frances, lead singer of Nashville rock outfit Frances & the Foundation, does not have time for misogynistic attitudes and actions. So much so, that after being catcalled by some creeps outside of a gas station, she went home and wrote the song “Hey Man.” Filled with the band’s signature rock ‘n’ roll guitars and Frances’ stunning vocals, the tongue-in-cheek track opens a dialogue about unwanted and uncomfortable situations women are placed in on a sometimes regular basis.
In a press release for the song, Frances chronicled the experience that led to writing the song: “I was filling up my car one day right outside the city and had a pair of men start yelling obscenities at me and screaming what they thought were compliments when in reality they were just disgusting slurs. I got pissed that I went home and wrote that song that day, but I wanted to be tongue in cheek about it. It’s one of the more emotional songs I’ve written because it’s happened on more than one occasion, and it frustrates me that we haven’t evolved past being inappropriate to one another.”
She later commented on the song, saying:
“‘HEY MAN’ IS ABOUT WOMEN’S DAY TO DAY LIFE. WE GET TALKED DOWN TO AND DEMORALIZED SO REGULARLY THAT IT JUST BECAUSE PART OF OUR LIFE. SOMETIMES I JUST WANT SAY, ‘HEY MAN THAT’S FUCKING RUDE. I AM A PERSON OVER GEEZZZZZ.'”
“Hey Man” is off of Frances & the Foundation’s upcoming debut full-length album, Nothing Is Perfect, Everything Is Fine.
Stream the track below.