LA Duo NEIL FRANCES Tap St. Panther For Dance Floor Anthem “Let’s Break It Down”

July 14, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Los Angeles duo NEIL FRANCES (Jordan Feller and Marc Gilfry) tap up-and-coming LA hip hop artist St. Panther for their second single together, “Let’s Break It Down.” The new track trades the R&B vibes of “Head Straight” for a ’90s-inspired dance-pop anthem, with St. Panther adding catchy hooks in addition to the fast flows they are known for.

When asked about the track Marc of NEIL FRANCES explains, “We’ve found a good amount of solace in the club and on the dance floor over the past few years. This song captures that feeling of being able to let go in an accepting environment. It’s a bit old school meets new school production, a bit of classic 90’s house. The song is about simultaneously breaking down barriers of identity and breaking it down on the dance floor, in a literal sense.”

Jordan adds, “My relationship with my brother and his journey embracing his truest self was a big influence on the lyrics initially. In addition to this, given the origins of house music and it’s lasting importance to the LGBTQIA community, we wanted someone from that community represented on the song. Thankfully, St. Panther was into the concept and blessed us with another flawless feature.”

St. Panther continues, “Jordan actually shared a pretty personal meaning behind this track with me, which I appreciated.  I love the notion of this song being about embracing your truest self and feeling free to express your identity exactly as it is. There’s something so freeing about that, and you can definitely hear it in the music. Feels more than just a queer-adjacent dance track to make the queers feel ok to be who they are… it feels more like, hey, we all have a piece of ourselves we could show up to embrace more. My favorite way to do that is by just throwing on a record that makes me dance unapologetically. This record is that.”


The track is the latest offering from their to-be-announced sophomore album, which the duo has been busy in the studio working on and follows 2022 singles “High” featuring PawPaw Rod and “She’s Just The Type Of Girl” featuring dreamcastmoe. Their North American fall headline tour is on-sale and includes stops at Brooklyn Steel in NYC and The Novo in Los Angeles. They are also confirmed for Lollapalooza (festival + late-night show), Red Rocks (opening for Big Wild in July), and several New Zealand and Australian dates. A full list of dates can be found below.

2022 was a banner year for the group, releasing their debut album, There Is No Neil Frances, performing at over sixteen major festivals, including Life Is Beautiful and ACL, opening for Jungle, and more. The debut featured collaborations with Grae and Benny Sings and their 2021 EP, Stay Strong Play Long, featured collaborations with Poolside and Raffaella and included their cover of “Music Sounds Better With You,” which has amassed over 150 million streams. 

Stay tuned for more to come from Neil Frances in 2023.


7/8 ​ ​The Cape Los ​ ​Cabos, Mexico

7/26 ​ ​Belly Up ​ ​Aspen, CO

7/27 ​ ​Red Rocks Amphitheater ​ ​Morrison, CO w/ Big Wild

7/28 ​ ​Beach House ​ ​San Diego, CA

7/30 ​ ​Stern Grove ​ ​San Francisco, CA

8/5 ​ ​Lincoln Hall ​ ​Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza Aftershow)

8/6 ​ ​Lollapalooza ​ ​Chicago, IL

8/31 ​ ​Oxford Art Factory ​ ​Sydney, NSW

9/1 ​ ​The Espy ​ ​Melbourne, Australia

9/5 – 9/10 ​ ​Snow Machine ​ ​Queenstown, New Zealand


10/6                Denver, CO               Summit

10/7                Santa Fe, NM           Meow Wolf

10/9                Ft. Worth, TX            Tannahill’s

10/10              Austin, TX                  Scoot Inn

10/11              Houston, TX              White Oak *co-headline with Poolside

10/13              Atlanta, GA               The Masquerade

10/14              Nashville, TN            Eastside Bowl

10/15              Carrboro, NC            Cat’s Cradle

10/17              Washington, DC       The Atlantis

10/18              Washington, DC       The Atlantis

10/19              Philadelphia, PA       Underground Arts

10/20              Brooklyn, NY             Brooklyn Steel

10/21              Boston, MA               Paradise Rock Club

10/22              Montreal, Canada     Le Studio TD

10/24              Toronto, ON               Axis

10/25              Detroit, MI                  El Club

10/28              Minneapolis, MN       Fine Line

10/31              Portland, OR             Wonder Ballroom

11/1                Seattle, WA               Neptune

11/3                San Francisco, CA    The Regency Ballroom

11/4                Los Angeles, CA       The Novo

11/10-11/11    Tucson, AZ                 Dusk Music Festival

11/17-19        México City, MX         Corona Capital Festival