After realizing she was trapped in an unsafe love that wasn’t ‘good for her,’ singer-songwriter Frances Lion had to get away, and this struggle is recorded in the “Van Sessions’ version of her haunting tune, ‘Garden.’
The tune, an unnerving account of how a hazardous relationship can take over a person (” as you lay in the garden/ I view you grow over me”), sees Frances battle with the awareness that she needs to get out./ Put it in the ground/ plant it like a seed/ cover me in stones/ till I can’t breathe,” she sings from the back of the van, a performance magnified by the tranquil setting for this Van Sessions
” I’ve liked reviewing ‘Garden’ as part of my Van Sessions series,” Frances Lion informs HollywoodLife. Recording these Van Sessions throughout lockdown has helped keep me sane.
With live music locations still shuttered due to COVID-19, Frances has actually reconciled the past twelve months with her Van Sessions YouTube series. The rising-talent has actually used her van to carry out a handful of tracks, including her songs “Wolf” and “Warpaint,” along with a few covers, including Badfinger‘s “Without You” and Dua Lipa‘s “Break My Heart.” The latter programs why she’s developing a buzz as a singer-songwriter who you need-to-know.
Born in the village of Hampshire, the U.K. vocalist developed her chops carrying out throughout Europe before her travels took her to Los Angeles. With a word-of-mouth buzz and a handful of demos drifting about, Frances caught the attention of Linda Perry, the singer-songwriter who first made waves in the early 1990 s as the frontwoman of 4 Non Blondes, whose single “What’s UP?” was among the defining sounds of the early 90’s alternative nation. Because then, Linda has become a revered songwriter.
” I flew to LA and rock as much as Linda’s studio like a shaking lamb– I knew she ‘d composed ‘Beautiful’ [for Christine Aguilera] and ‘Get The Party Began’ [for Pink],” stated Frances in a press release. “I played her some of my demos, but she didn’t truly like them. She made me pick up a guitar and play her a tune– then she quite much there and then chose she desired to make an album.”
That album is still in the works. Frances released a self-titled EP in 2018 and has actually continued to share songs over the few years, making fans with her bluesy voice and her knack at songwriting. Fingers crossed that she’s able to concern your town quickly– be it at a music place, or as she’s shown in these Van Sessions, in the venue’s parking lot.