A fascinating mix of 90s grunge and millennial DIY, Luxembourg-based duo Francis of Delirium have just announced their signing to Dalliance Recordings with introspective new single "Circles". The UK-based label, owned and operated by Stay Loose and 4AD’s Rich Walker, has recently released the likes of Gia Margaret, Wilsen, and Common Holly.
In "Circles", 18-year-old singer Jana Bahrich spirals in a whirlpool of discontent before finally grasping onto a rock and pulling herself out into the light, a triumphant moment marked by the arrival of weightless guitars and her voice taking on a Snail Mail-like yelp.
“On a personal level it felt like every aspect of my life was giving into this circle. It’s about the first time you really like someone and then it ends, and you don’t know if that sadness will ever go away because you’ve never experienced it before. By the end of the song there’s this light, and desperate claw at trying to pull yourself back and out of the circle.” - Bahrich explains.
Save the date, Francis of Delirium’s debut EP All Change is set to be released on the 22nd of May!
"Initial comparisons to the likes of Snail Mail and Soccer Mommy feel like a fair assessment – lead singer, Jana Bahrich, possesses the same yearning, understated vocal style as the two emo-pop revivalists, but there’s a quiet confidence to the 18 year old’s songwriting that puts it in a realm of its own." - Secret Meeting
"It is an incredibly powerful catharsis, a controlled yet palpable expulsion of pain, and the inevitable payoff of the verse’s slow boil." - The Line of Best Fit
"Her songwriting gives the idea that she has done a lot of traveling and changing of paths, but this feels like a final molting with the strongest skin yet emerging." - Balloon Machine
"...a blend of the introspective rock and anthemic pop that we all secretly crave." - Austin Town Hall