London-based Lyves, the excitingly intriguing project by Italian /Australian singer-songwriter-producer Francesca Bergami, releases her long awaited debut 4-track EP ‘Like Water’, written and recorded, after the decision to leave her job in mental health and to work on her craft from the attic at her family’s hometown in Italy…
The EP contains ‘Darkest Hour’, ‘No Love’, ‘The Weather’ and ‘Free’, four songs that serve as crystalline validation of her flair for flawlessly produced, tenderly alluring, modern tunes about loss, love and survival….All graciously delivered in her stirring and commanding style.
“The whole EP is very personal, yet quite subconscious,” she explains. “I really trust the words that arrive when I’m sat there at my keyboard the first time round. Sometimes it’s things that I don’t even realise that I’m going through until I read back the lyrics. I’ve always felt emotions very strongly, but never known where to place them. When I started writing songs, it felt like I could breathe again. I’m able to pour everything out’…”“My aim is to be as honest and real as possible, then hopefully people will feel something from it,” says Francesca. “When I worked in mental health – before deciding to I had a lot of people really open up to me, really let it all out – there something really beautiful and courageous about that. I really hope to offer something to people who might be going through a difficult time. I don’t want it to be about me. I want the music to speak for itself and possibly give something. That’s what fuels my passion”.
In other news…‘Darkest Hour’ was recently chosen by Homespun Yarns film competition as the song to provide inspiration and the sound-bed to entrants in this year’s contest. The winning film by Thomas Ralph explores a post-Brexit Britain in a powerful short film: