Francis of Delirium, featuring Chris Hewett and songwriter Jana Bahrich officially released their second single, ‘Circles’ on 30 March 2020.
Photo: Patricia Marets
Francis of Delirium and Tuys both have excellent new songs out.
While artists from the grand duchy continue to perform ad-hoc live shows from their living rooms or home studios via the “Live aus der Stuff” or "Crazy Quarantine Sessions” platforms, two local bands have just released brand new recorded material.
Luxembourg-based duo Francis of Delirium officially released their second single, ‘Circles’ on 30 March. Songwriter Jana Bahrich, still only 18, explains that the song’s title is somehow connected to her life in Luxembourg--she feels that she physically traverses the country in circles whilst cycling, and is also figuratively turning in circles as she internally sifts through the challenges of adolescence.
“On a personal level it felt like every aspect of my life was giving into this circle,” says Bahrich. She says the new song is 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.”
Listen to ‘Circles’ here:
Having now signed to Dalliance Recordings, Frances of Delirium is set to release debut EP ‘All Change’ on May 22. The new single is a follow up to cracking debut effort “Quit Fucking Around”.
Meanwhile, Dudelange quartet Tuys have released the first in what they say will be a series of songs under the title “A Curtain Call For Dreamers”. The first release, ‘Papaya’, saw the light of day on 20 March on Berlin’s Revolver Records.
Watch the video to ‘Papaya’ here:
The band had scheduled a launch party at Rotondes for 20 April, ahead of the release of the second single in the series, but that has now been postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown measures. The full series will be out in September.
Also new is a reworking of Them Lights tune “Yesterday” by Ryvage, aka producer Samuel Reinard. The original was released in 2018 by Them Lights, which is the solo project by Mutiny on the Bounty drummer Sacha Hanlet.
Also fresh on YouTube is a song from local rock band Ptolomea called “Time Has Come”, recorded at Unison Studios by Tom Gatti. The song is culled from their “Maze” EP. The band, fronted by Priscila Da Costa, had been due to release the EP at the Rockhal on 13 March, the day that bars, restaurants and public venues were shut down. Watch the video here..