Francis Of Delirium – Real Love

25th March 2024 · 2020s, 2024, Music

This is the best song I’ve ever heard by an artist from Luxembourg – and yes, it may well be the only one. It may also be the most romantic video I’ve seen.

Jana Bahrich likes to be known as “the loudest voice in a very quiet country” though it’s not very loud on this “simple song about being in love with your best friend.”

The lyrics – and video – tell the story of a couple who were “kids when we first met” and now find themselves “half-drunk on a twin-size bed.” And it’s true.

Jana explains: “For years timing got in the way. I got in my own way and then finally it worked out. I wanted to write a song that reflected the feeling of leaning into vulnerability, a song that embraces telling the people you love what they mean to you and truly meaning it.”

Having started out as a duo when she was 18, Bahrich now records solo at the age of 21 but still under the original band name Francis Of Delirium.

Also a visual artist – she creates all the artwork for her records using linocuts and ink printing – she co-directed the video for this new single which, for some reason, makes me want to cry.

I see from the comments that I am not alone; neither in doing so, nor in wondering why.