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Approved: Fran Lobo

By | Published on Wednesday 20 September 2017

Fran Lobo

Fran Lobo is set to release her third EP later this year, with the first single ‘War’ leading the charge. Incorporating influences from Motown, soul and Indian classical music, lyrically it sees Lobo exploring the feeling of being at war with herself.

“I wanted the production and melody to have a dark, hypnotic and unsettling effect”, she says of the song. “We fed the bass synth through a shimmer reverb, recording it in real time so it felt like it was constantly shifting and alive”.

She goes on: “I recorded all the choral vocals myself. There are at least six different parts all layered over one another with different reverbs. I am obsessed with choral music and I wanted to use this in the track, to give it a haunting feel, whilst also showing a strength and power of voices to overcome”.

You can catch Fran Lobo live at Corsica Studios in London on 1 Nov. Right now, watch the video for ‘War’ here:

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