Francis of Delirium – the Canadian-American, Luxembourg-based duo led by 19-year-old Jana Bahrich alongside collaborator Chris Hewett – have announced their sophomore EP, Wading. The follow-up to this year’s All Change EP is for release next February via Dalliance Recordings and includes the newly unveiled single ‘Lakes’. Check it out below, alongside an accompanying music video.
“The main idea in ‘Lakes’ is that we are all fed by other people (or other “rivers”) to eventually form who we are, one large lake fed by other water streams, one community,” Bahrich explained in a press release. “Left emptied and lost, you begin to lose your sense of self. Your anchor was the people around you, and now you’re tied to nothing, floating around in a space alone.”
The accompanying visual is made up mostly of footage Bahrich’s grandfather took around the 70s. “Through the music video I wanted to find identity through family and heritage,” she said. “I never really developed a relationship with my grandfather and I found a large sense of self through making the video. Many tears were shed.”
Bahrich previously served as the songwriter, videographer and artwork creator on All Change, but Wading finds her also taking the role of co-producer. The EP was mixed by Gabe Wax (Adrianne Lenker, Palehound, Squirrel Flower), while Joe Lambert (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Dirty Projectors) handled the mastering.