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Surround EP

by Fran Lobo

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The second EP from FRAN LOBO.

Supported by the PRS Women Make Music Fund and inspired by the empowerment and inspiration of women working in music and art, The EP serves as a celebration of the incredible work created by women in the industry. Featuring collaborations with two of her most favourite female artists, Auclair and Hannah Holland, the EP also showcases Fran's love of dance and electronic music.

With dark, soulfully powerful vocals, south London-based singer songwriter Fran Lobo entrances you with sounds full of haunting harmonies, synth hooks and vintage keytars which rock your soul and are completely hypnotic. Melancholic and dramatic, Lobo’s sound, influenced by the Queen tracks she listened to when she was younger, as well as Bjork and PJ Harvey, shows it’s dynamism in her new “Surround” EP. Full of growling basslines, warped double vocals and her exploration of dance and electronica, it’s a complete channelling of emotion that takes you through the twists and turns of her life and provides a beautifully cathartic listening experience.
(Wonderland Magazine)

Grimes Inspired Fran Lobo To Push The Limits Of Pop, But Her Sound Is All Her Own, The London artist’s new single “Surround” will have you torn between dancing and bawling.

The Londoner's voice has more depth and character than every Games of Thrones character combined. Gritty and sweet.
(Music Week)

Complex yet warming soul
(The Independent)

Fran Lobo introduced herself last year with her debut EP 'Beautiful Blood', a provocative document that was impossible to pin down.Based in South London, the talented songwriter and producer seemed entirely at ease with bringing together opposites - from Pixies' style alt rock, through to fragrant electronics. New EP 'Surround' is a spectacular three-part affair, honing in on Fran Lobo's electronic abstraction. 'Surround x Auclair' (Remix) premieres on Clash, and it's oblique sense of digital soul results in some wonderfully eerie scenes. Similar in approach to aspects of Jessy Lanza's work, the shuffling rhythm casts 80s machine funk in a state of perpetual evolution.
(CLASH Magazine on SurroundxAuclair remix)

Love this, reminds me of a Kelly Lee Owens track we've been playing.
(Mark Ryan, Amazing Radio on SurroundxAuclair)


released November 9, 2016

Surround written by Fran Lobo

Production/Engineering: Conway Ellis and Fran Lobo

Production and Mixing: Pascal Bideau and Fran Lobo

Remixes by Auclair and Hannah Holland.

Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis

Artwork by Brian Doherty


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

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

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