new music: cat francis’ solo acoustic debut ‘saint francis: finding faith” is mesmerizingly heartbreaking #soundcheck
By Sound Check
October 7, 2015
Over hushed finger picked guitars and an eerily musical tape hiss, Cat Francis whispers her delicate songs of longing on her stunning debut Saint Francis: Finding Faith. The 5 songs are a beautiful bit of bedroom R&B, the rare solo acoustic record that benefits from the starkness and homemade feel. The unadorned heartbreaking “Run” stands out as a painfully honest, and honestly painful look at a breakup. It’s complement, the stunning “Oh Brother,” finds Cat Francis harmonizing with herself over a simple thud on the body of her guitar. The plaintive “don’t run from me” at the end cuts to the heart of the contradictions at the end of relationship. Run / don’t run / run / don’t run. This intimate EP is mesmerizingly heartbreaking and not to be missed.
By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor
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