Saturday, April 14, 2012

Francis Bowie gives us a Sunny Day


Francis Bowie's self titled EP is a strange trip into the Danish pop world steeped in brilliantly crafted 80's glam rock with a modern twist.  Though it becomes apparent Francis' last name is his biggest influence, this collection of songs is strikingly original and well executed from start to finish.
The real star here is the track "Sunny Day" which is accompanied by an excellent music video (See Below) which is a celebration of life and love in streets of Denmark. The song itself is brimming with big bright production and is set in a great key for Francis to playfully bounce around in. He delivers a fabulous vocal that soars into the elated chorus and makes you feel like you are at the party enjoying the sunshine.  Very catchy stuff.

Another gem is the opener "Endlessly" which bops out of the speakers like a mash up between Boy George and Prince.  A groovy love song which has a sort of surprising innocence, delivered in a rich vocal reminiscent of Jack from "Nightmare Before Christmas" - a phenomenal score.  Not surprising, being that Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo is the composer and there are definitely elements of said band in Francis' music. 

The ending track "Silly and Crazy" is a curious song filled with a type of lusty desire and a slow, dragging 808 beat leading into a chorus that will get you jumping on the dance floor.

Visit Francis Bowie's site and check out more of his music and some really great paintings

Check out his video for "Sunny Day" and join the party!


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