First song for Austin, TX: “Austin, where I long to be”
The project started in 2010, when Franky wrote a rock song about Austin, TX: “Austin, Where I Long to Be.” He considers this song a thank-you to the city for the inspiration it has given him since 2008.
When arranging this special song, he wanted a richer sound with a full band, so he rearranged the style of the song to blues-rock-pop so that everyone could sing along.
The novella: “A love like Texas Weather”
As new ideas continued to come to mind, Franky decided to make a whole album about Austin. He wrote a story through which he could describe the city in a better way, creating characters like Travis and Texy and using the tale of their love to promote the city.
The concept album: “Austin, Texas The Rock Opera”
Driven by the desire to keep the songs as they were originally written, and to include a diversity of styles including: rock, blues, blues rock, country, R & B, Latino, pop, etc., Franky decided to frame the “concept album” as “Austin Texas the Rock Opera.”
The Musical Play
Although the resulting album is a rock opera, the authentic story and diverse music have driven Franky to write a musical play version, too. At the date of this book’s publication, he is still working on it.