Fran Lobo shares new EP title-track 'Brave'

After recently announcing her new EP 'Brave' is due June 19th via Slow Dance Records, the singer, songwriter, producer, DJ, choral composer and sound artist from East London Fran Lobo is sharing the title track from the record.
Posted: 22 April 2020 Words: Chris Hartmann Photos: El Hardwick

After recently announcing her new EP Brave is due June 19th via Slow Dance Records, London-based artist Fran Lobo is sharing the title track from the record.


Speaking about the new single, Fran Lobo says "This was a mantra to myself, to stay 'Brave' because there is no other choice in the face of our world and diminishing relationships. The world moves on, and we have no choice but to move with it. It is also a comment on the intense expectations of women; what to be and what not to be. With everything going on at the moment, I wanted to dedicate this track to key workers and those working hard to keep us safe. My Dad works in a care home where there has been little PPE and going to work felt like an everyday risk, to honour the brave people working in these conditions, I'm donating 50% of band camp revenue to Age UK."

Fran Lobo is a singer, songwriter, producer, DJ, choral composer and sound artist from North East London. Inspired by both orchestral music and the London club scene, 'Brave' mixes human sound (choral singing, vocals, clarinet, piano) with machines (drum machines, analogue synthesisers) and sees how the two can weave in and out of one another, subverting expectations of style. 

Brave is a dramatic nightmare dream about addiction, reclaiming identity and processing grief: employing rare analogue drum machines and synthesisers, field recordings, live band, choirs and orchestral instruments. With recording taking place at Stereloab's Andy Ramsay's studio in South London (King Krule, Mount Kimbie) and Massive Attack's 3D's studio in Bristol with Bruno Ellingham. The EP was mixed by Jimmy Robertson and mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road.
 
In her own words, Fran Lobo says "This EP is about staying brave despite having your heart torn apart and the pressure you feel as a woman to keep a brave face and not to break down, or show emotion, or 'be cool' when in fact breaking down and opening up is the answer to everything."

Brave EP tracklist:
1. Give Me Something
2. Monster 
3. Brave 
4. Burning (It Feels Like)
5. Not Chasing

Listen to Brave on other streaming services here.

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