franch – “Umbilical”


Representing the project’s debut, Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist franch reveals a cathartic sound on new single “Umbilical.” A resonating success with a dreamy mystique-filled folk/rock blend, the track is described as “about cutting the proverbial umbilical cord from people closest to you when its time to move on, catharsis through flight, and feeling good about doing so even if painful.”

An impassioned vocal sequence past the one-minute turn stirs following lyrical sentiments reflecting on a needed yet painful separation, reminding of Father John Misty. “I don’t need you in my life,” the vocals confess prior to here, with the admittance feeling like a moment worthy of the ensuing vocal-led catharsis. The stellar track is a part of the project’s upcoming EP, Shit People called Friends and Fam.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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