Every time we write about a new track from Luxembourg-based Canadian-American duo Francis of Delirium it’s hard to avoid the fact that vocalist Jana Bahrich is still only 19. It’s a strange sensation hearing someone grow up in front of your ears, but that’s exactly what’s happened over the course of the last year from “Ashamed” to “Lakes” to today’s new one, “Let It All Go”, which again sees her tackling that tricky transition from teens to 20s with bluster. Although, “Let It All Go” isn’t all coming from the most mature place, as she explains:
“’Let It All Go’ chronicles a full commitment to isolation. It imagines me on a night out, drunk and babbling on about how sad I am. Nobody wants to be around that person. At the heart of this song, away from all the craziness, is a desire to accept change and find acceptance within myself, letting go of holding onto any pain or hurt.”
That drunken mania that she describes above gives “Let It All Go” a hair-raising recklessness for the verses, where Bahrich’s babbling combines with the whirlwind guitars for a pop-punk blast. However, Francis of Delirium aren’t prepared to remain in a single gear, and they shift magnificently alongside the singer’s vacillating mood, adding backing vocals that coo “let it all go” in an attempt to soothe the hysteria, and the combination clashes into a tumultuously clamouring peak. A song that simultaneously puts youthful paranoia to the fore and strives for a more mature perspective, “Let It All Go” is a riotous example of all that Francis of Delirium have in their locker – and just how powerful a voice Bahrich has.