For those following contemporary electronic music, little introduction is necessary: the 33-year-old psychologist is known for her dreamy house collaborations with husband and producer/ DJ Oliver Koletzki, with whom she co-wrote hits such as ‘Hypnotized’ and the successful album Lovestoned. The time has, however, come for Fran to bare her musical self and let the wild desire to create run free. Far from the totalitarian fist of the major labels, Frantastic was born in complete autonomy with the help of newcomer producers Oded K.dar (MiMi Müller-Westernhagen / Eddy Stevens - Moloko) and Martin Seyer (Krabbz Soundsystem). The result is an impressively personal journey through the mind of an intelligent, emotionally rich songwriter, pitched against a diverse sonic backdrop of pop, electronica and folk. Literally exploding, the aforementioned opener bursts of colour and confidence. Here, Fran’s uplifting lyrics ethereally flow over poppy electronica beats, climaxing in a chorus that proclaims ‘If you believe you can do anything!’ - a tongue-in-cheek mission statement Fran is clearly out to prove on Frantastic. ‘Sunglasses’ starts with a crunchy downbeat as Fran’s mesmerising voice lyrically considers the tension between anonymity and exposure in celebrity culture, while the song peaks in a piano-driven chorus.
(added: 2012-09-10 10:48:05 )