Beautiful Blood EP

by FRAN LOBO

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about

The Debut EP from FRAN LOBO.

Released in the summer of 2015, Beautiful Blood was received with great critical acclaim with many of the most influential publications calling it a unique and exciting piece of work from the South Londoner.

A singer/songwriter and producer, FRAN LOBO's dark, powerfully soulful vocals are accompanied by the hypnotic sounds of a vintage keytar, eerie electric guitars, deep beats, haunting choral harmonies and synth hooks. With influences ranging from Peter Gabriel, The Pixies, 90’s two-step, garage and house and Billie Holiday, her arresting and moving songs about the darker side of love stay with you long after your first listen.

"New EP 'Beautiful Blood' is a delicious document of talent emerging, with the South London singer placing her voice to the fore. At times coy, at others direct, it's a wonderful introduction to a vocalist who is able to twist R&B tropes to her command."
(Clash Magazine)

"Fran Lobo’s voice shines through on “Is This Love”. Clear, controlled, unfaltering, it’s hard to focus on anything but her vocals. Twinkling keys open into a growl of bass and Lobo comes in powerful yet understated before she runs up and down scales effortlessly. While harmonies evoke that ever-present ‘haunting’ quality, the bassline sets “Is This Love” apart from the norm. The rest of Lobo’s forthcoming EP Beautiful Blood is much the same, cinematic without being dramatic, retaining an edge of attitude."
(Wonderland Magazine)

"London-based Fran Lobo has a beautiful, intoxicating soul-filled voice. It has an intriguing smoothness that feels dark and confident. She’s someone you don’t want to mess with. “Back Again” features sounds from a vintage keytar paired with simple beats and haunting vocals."
(Stereogum)

"Threateningly blunt acoustic percussion drives Lobo’s fearless vocals onward, conjuring an ominous soundscape that wholly captures the unnerving yet strangely euphoric phenomenon of uncertain affection."
(Noisey)

"A heady mix of The Eurythmics, Amy Winehouse and Brandy"
(NME Magazine)

"Wow! Great sound."
(Huw Stephens, Radio 1)

credits

released July 6, 2015

All songs written by Fran Lobo
Back Again written by Fran Lobo and Conway Ellis

Is This Love produced by Pascal Bideau and Fran Lobo
Engineered by Steve Weston and Pascal Bideau

Back Again and You and I produced and engineered by Conway Ellis and Fran Lobo at Field Road Studio

Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis

Artwork by Brian Doherty

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FRAN LOBO London, UK

“With a voice like Nina Simone on Plain Gold Ring and a theatrical ambition like Bjork.”
(CRACK Magazine)

“What an amazing sound!”
(Huw Stephens,R1)

"Grimes inspired Fran Lobo to push the limits of pop but her sound is all her own"
(The FADER)

"Provocative and impossible to pin down [...] an oblique sense of digital soul"
(Clash Magazine)

*Funded by PRSF*
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