You might be forgiven for thinking Luxembourg-based act Francis of Delirium are on the offensive, not letting up with their output of late. Their Wading EP from earlier this year was their second EP in less than a year, and since then they’ve already churned out the dark and atmospheric “Come Out and Play.” Ahead of their upcoming tour (which kicks off at the end of this week) they’ve got another excellent offering for us in the form of “All Love.” Speaking of the track, Francis of Delirium leader Jana Bahrich says:
“‘All Love’ [is] about dissociating from what your present moment really looks like. Sonically, I wanted the song to sort of reflect that and feel like a big wave of sound that sweeps you up and carries you away from that reality and anything that feels painful to think about. That suspended feeling is meant to be shown via the looping video I made to go alongside the song, which highlights that feeling of floating then falling away.”
Continuing the sonic growth exhibited on “Come Out and Play”, “All Love” sinks deeper into textural shoegaze-like bleariness. Sounding wearied by decades of life and love, 20 year old Bahrich sounds beyond their years, like they’re at one with the enveloping, intensifying greys of the guitars around them. It’s on the edge of being full-on grungy and even tearing apart in an fully explosive manner, and by 2:20 the track seems ready to usher itself out. That’s when Bahrich signals away the accompanying noise and sounds like they are addressing the listener directly from a dream. “Break in / break free / break down” they repeat before the song returns for a final, intense flourish.
Bahrich animated the looping video for “All Love” themselves, which you can watch it below – or listen to the song on streaming platforms.
You can follow Francis of Delirium on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. They are on tour at the following locations over the coming months:
2021 October 15th – Left of the Dial Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 16th – The Folklore Rooms, Brighton, UK 18th – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK 19th – Castle Hotel – Manchester, UK 20th – Folklore, London, UK (Sold Out) 21st – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK 22nd – The Crofters Rights, Bristol, UK 24th – Drummonds, Worcester, UK 26th – The Bullingdon, Oxford, UK * 27th – The Boilerroom, Guildford, UK * 28th – Omeara, London, UK *
November 14th – Rockhal, Luxembourg **
2022 January 20th – Vera @ Eurosonic, Groningen, The Netherlands
February 2nd – The Sebright Arms, London, UK
March 11th – Mr Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, United States *** 12th – A&R Music Bar, Columbus, OH, United States *** 13th – Zanzabar, Louisville, KY, United States *** 15th – Metro, Chicago, IL, United States *** 16th – Turf Club, Saint Paul, MN, United States *** 18th – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO, United States *** 19th – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT, United States *** 21st – Neumos, Seattle, WA, United States *** 22nd – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, United States *** 25th – August Hall, San Francisco, CA, United States *** 26th – Lodge Room, LA, CA, United States *** 27th – Casbah Rock, San Diego, CA, United States *** 29th – Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ, United States *** 30th – MW Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, United States ***
April 1st – Dada Dallas, Dallas, TX, United States *** 2nd – Mohawk, Austin, TX, United States *** 3rd – Warehouse Live, Houston, TX, United States *** 5th – The Basement East, Nashville, TN, United States *** 7th – El Club, Detroit, MI, United States *** 8th – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON, Canada *** 9th – Bar Le Ritz, Montreal, QC, Canada *** 10th – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA, United States *** 12th – Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT, United States *** 13th – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, United States *** 14th – Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY, United States *** 16th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, United States ***
* w/ Coach Party, ** w/ The Last Train, *** w/ The Districts