“Now I know to just go with the flow”: Frankie Bird Finds Herself Anew in “Float,” a Song of Renewal, Surrender, & Self-Love

Frankie Bird © 2023
Frankie Bird © 2023
A spirited folk-pop song of renewal, surrender, and self-love, “Float” soars with passion and purpose as Frankie Bird welcomes change and finds herself anew.
Stream: “Float” – Frankie Bird




Once I started living in the present and chose acceptance over denial and anger, everything changed for me. I was reintroduced to myself and my love for music.

We all stand to learn a valuable lesson from Frankie Bird’s latest single: Don’t fight where the winds of change are blowing. Lean in and let them take you where you’re meant to go. We don’t always know what the future has in store for us, but we’ll get nowhere by resisting the tides and moving against the grain – especially when the call is coming from within. Life has a funny way of working itself out when you let it, and that’s what “Float” is all about: Learning to let go, so you can be where you belong. A spirited folk-pop song of renewal, surrender, and acceptance, “Float” aches with passion and purpose as Frankie Bird welcomes change and finds herself anew.

Float - Frankie Bird
Float – Frankie Bird
I’ve been trying
To resist the water rising
I’ve been fighting
The waves barely surviving
Today I’ll float
And just go with the flow
I’ll build a boat
Out of everything I know

Without a doubt, this is the song of an artist practicing what she preaches. Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Float,” a spectacular call to embrace your true self and be the person you want to be in this world (out now). Following previous singles “Twenty Nothing” and “When We Were Young,” “Float” is Frankie Bird’s third single of the year, as well as her third single under her brand new name: Fans may recognize her as the indie pop, all-caps artist FRANKIE, formerly signed to RCA Records. After spending her twenties finding moderate success in the pop music space, it was time for a change; as Bird (real name Frankie Miller) wrote in one social media post, “New name. New music. New chapter.

And so, the past three months have been something of a dream come true for the artist formerly known as FRANKIE, as she sheds her old skin and leans into something fresh, something new, and something that’s been bubbling under the surface for a long time now. As she sings so forcefully in the chorus of her re-debut single “Twenty Nothing,” “27 didn’t feel like Heaven, 28 was never all that great, 29 I’ll make things right, I’m gonna get back all that’s mine.” Becoming Frankie Bird truly is a reclamation – an act of defiance not just to those who encouraged her to stay in the pop lane, but also to a former version of herself, who believed she had to bend over backwards to fit into someone else’s mold.

Frankie Bird © 2023
Frankie Bird © 2023



“Float” offers another intimate, insightful perspective to this ongoing journey of transformation, affirmation, and self-discovery. Singing alongside warm violins and jangling acoustic guitars, Bird pours forth a sweetly soaring melody and a story of renewal and acceptance. The act of floating – of just going with the flow – is inherently a surrender, but not in any negative context: “I’ll build a boat out of all the things I know,” Bird declares with buoyant grace and heartfelt intent.

I’ve been crying
Years of tears been piling
Getting tiring
But I still got some life in me
Today I’ll float
And just go with the flow
I’ll build a boat
Out of all the things I know

“I wrote ‘Float’ about three days before my 30th birthday, making it the last song I wrote in my twenties,” Frankie Bird tells Atwood Magazine. “It poured out of me really quickly and felt like the final lesson I needed to learn before closing the decade. I spent so much of my late twenties feeling like I was getting nowhere because I was fighting the current of my life. I was trying to swim upstream to get to where I used to be, instead of allowing myself to think that there might be a different route that could be better for me.”

“Once I started living in the present and chose acceptance over denial and anger, everything changed for me. I was reintroduced to myself and my love for music and started making songs I never thought I’d be able to make with musicians I previously didn’t know existed. When you keep swimming against the current thinking it will get you to your destination quicker, you can start to drown. Instead if you decide to stop resisting and go where the water wants to take you, you’ll end up in places you never thought possible. What a ride, just float.”

The tide might try to fight me
To take me down capsize me
But I’ll ride it through
I’ll slip my way right through
What I keep resisting
Just keeps on persisting
So I’ll ride it through
And let it go for good
And float
I’ve been riding
The water as it’s winding
It’s been guiding
Me to new horizons
Frankie Bird © 2023
Frankie Bird © 2023



“Float” is an inspirational anthem for all; no matter where you are in your life’s journey, we can all relate to feeling that need to conform to others’ expectations, and we’ve all felt what it’s like to lose a piece of ourselves in that process. Yet who knows what might happen when we stop resisting and allow our inner light to shine through; perhaps like Frankie Bird, we might experience a full transformation, and come out the other side more confident, self-assured, and comfortable in our skin. Stream “Float” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for more from the artist in the months to come!

“Float” is out now on all platforms!

And now I know (the tide might try to fight me to take me down capsize me)
To just go with the flow (but I’ll ride it through I’ll slip my way right through)
And trust my boat (what I keep resisting just keeps on persisting)
Will bring me back to shore (so I’ll ride it through and let it go for good)
And float

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