Franc Moody confirm latest single, ‘Flesh and Blood’
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Taken from debut album, ‘Dream In Colour’ (available now)
Franc Moody have launched soulful new single ‘Flesh and Blood’, featuring a futuristic DIY video filmed by the band individually over lockdown. ‘Flesh and Blood’ has proved to be a slow-burning highlight from Franc Moody’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Dream In Colour’, which was launched with a joyous, sold-out show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire just before the UK went into lockdown. True to their positive disco-spirit, however, the group have kept busy under lockdown with the launch of a ‘Dream In Colour’ podcast, isolated live sets, and the hugely creative DIY video for ‘Fresh and Blood’.
n their own words, Franc Moody “made ‘Flesh and Blood’ in part to explore this slower BPM, and uncover a new side to the project. Daft Punk’s ‘Something About Us’ and Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’ have always been influences in terms of groove and sonics, and this tune in some ways is a bit of a homage to those feels. The song itself a celebration of all things beyond the physical make up of our bodies, layers deeper than just our flesh and blood.”
The urge for connection that’s at the heart of ‘Flesh and Blood’ – and, indeed, the Franc Moody project in general – took a surprise new form when it came to planning the music video. “When Riffraff presented their concept to us it was a no brainer. We loved their vision of these warped, glitchy, craggy worlds. Their visuals chimed with how we like our music to sound. Obviously we couldn’t be together as a band during lockdown, so the process of trying to erect our green screens (in Gale Force winds) and ‘performing’ alone to our phones was somewhat surreal. Pretending to look around at your band mates and ‘interact’ was an odd experience! The end result though is hugely satisfying, it’s really nice to see us all together again, albeit in a strange, altered reality. Big shout out to Connie Mead for her help with putting this together.”
Whilst keeping highly creative under lockdown, a life lived indoors has arguably never been one for Franc Moody. A band who came up via the tight-knit warehouse scene of London, they have earned their reputation as one of the UK’s hottest live prospects, with a run of raucous sold-out shows worldwide culminating in the release of debut album ‘Dream In Colour’; which mixed influences of house, nu-disco, rave culture and the band’s guerrilla ethos into euphoric modern pop. The escapism threaded through Franc Moody takes on a whole new light in the wake of ‘Dream In Colour’. Here are songs about togetherness, community, and the tension between online and offline life now manifesting itself in unprecedented manner. ‘Flesh and Blood’ showcases Franc Moody’s ability to soundtrack more than just the good times – a warm reminder of better days (and late nights) ahead.