New Music – Kathleen Frances | Pearz

New releases – Kathleen Frances, Pearz 

Kathleen Frances – Boy

Bristol songwriter and producer Kathleen Frances has a voice that demands your attention in the subtlest, most captivating way. Her deep baritone vocal has a timeless feel that would sit equally at home in a prohibition jazz bar as it does today. It reminds me a little of the heart-rending sound of Anohni and, if pending EP Through the Blue maintains this standard, it doesn’t seem unrealistic to think that Kathleen could claw those levels of success too. Very firmly on the ones to watch list, take a listen to Boy here and discover the talent that’s lurking therein.

Kathleen Frances


Pearz – Saudade

The new track from multi-instrumentalist Francesco Perini, aka Pearz, quashes the idea that you can’t tell a story without words. The accompanying video plays out scenes to match the music, but you could just as easily visualise your own journey through the crescendos and dramatic changes in pace on offer. Hailing from Florence, Pearz uses his established production skills to present the music as a composition with definite filmic values, encapsulating waves of nostalgia and yearning. The video, shot by Jules Apollinaire, is equally enchanting – watch below.



Words by Siobhan
Photos: Kathleen Frances © Michaela Frances, Pearz © Tess Parks 

17th February 2022