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North-East London singer, songwriter and producer Fran Lobo announces she has signed to Heavenly Recordings and shares her first single with the label. 

 

‘All I Want’ showcases Fran’s honeyed vocals, looping over strange and stunning experimental pop.

“It’s a dystopian trip through the inner psyche. It’s a battle and a struggle."

Fran explains, “It’s a dystopian trip through the inner psyche. It’s a battle and a struggle. A lament and a prayer for a better inner and outer world. We venture through a twisted and dark terrain until we summon the holy choir who hear our call, tempting us into a deranged party where we live our sensual desires and play out our sadistic fantasies until we implode!”

 

Alongside the track is a self-directed and self-styled video. As theatrical as Shakespeare, hypnotic as ballet, and as distorted as the club, Fran adds, “I wanted this video to take us on a surreal journey into the inner psyche of a woman. It is inspired by the Coen Brothers interpretation of the ‘Three Witches’, Royal Shakespeare Company, 90s R&B music videos and 90s films, 80s fantasy films and arthouse cinema particularly directors Lynch, Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, Dario Argento, Ingmar Bergman and the Giallo film genre.”

 

Watch the music video for ‘All I Want’:

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Of Goan and Maharashtrian descent, Fran spent a lot of her childhood absorbing the sounds around her: her mum’s pop, Bollywood and R&B obsessions, her dad’s love of rock and country, her brother’s metal and nu-metal, alongside her own adoration for Spice Girls and TV shows like Girls Aloud-spawning Popstars: The Rivals. The result is that Fran’s own work is collagist and kaleidoscopic in nature, often taking unexpected twists into unfamiliar places, with songs sometimes imploding in on themselves. 

 

Fran put out her debut EP, Beautiful Blood, back in 2015, to acclaim from the likes of Radio 1, Stereogum and NME. Her later releases, most notably the breathy, enticing beauty of 2020’s Brave EP, found fans in the Guardian, Dazed and the Fader. As a keen collaborator, she is part of Deep Throat Choir and has collaborated with Lucinda Chua, Tone, Laura Groves and UNKLE. Watch this space for more. 

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