Francis of Delirium, the project of 20-year-old Luxembourg-based Canadian Jana Bahrich, has shared new single “Come Out and Play” along with an accompanying music video animated by Bahrich. This is the latest single since their second EP Wading, released earlier in the year.
Combining elements of shoegaze and metal, Bahrich creates a sound that is both ominous and indulging. You find yourself becoming lost in her transportive soundscapes, both mesmerised and terrified at the same time. Just as you think you’ve found safe passage through the song the dooming chorus kicks in and you’re thrown down into whatever hell Bahrich is summoning.
Of the track, Bahrich said:
“I kept thinking about clowns when making this song, I watched Felini’s ‘8 ½’ and the closing scene where a procession of clowns play in a band stuck with me. I had them in my mind for months, thinking about the way they hid behind painted faces, keeping so much hidden from the audience, and also just how sad they seemed. I wanted this song to feel dark and to have an eeriness that would make sense in the background of some weird art movie about funhouses and carnivals.”
Listen to the new single below!