London funk and soul collective Franc Moody drop their debut album Dream In Colour, available everywhere February 28.The record arrives alongside a video for new single ‘Skin On Skin’, which twists the charged romance of the track on its head.
A truly feel-good debut album, Dream In Colour perfectly encapsulates the phenomenon that is Franc Moody. Born from a concoction of old soul beats and warehouse funk, the album is a perfect treasure of dance breaks and soaring melodies. Between lead singles ‘Skin On Skin’ providing sounds and styles of funk, and nu disco and soul and ‘Dream In Colour’ putting listeners in a trance of dance beats and an intoxicating performance, Dream In Colour is a stunning DIY success story.
When describing the album, Franc Moody explain, “Dream In Colour is our debut album, all the best bits that have come out of our studio cupboard in North West London over the last year. It’s a collection of tunes we’re really proud of. It’s been a real DIY labour of love to make, with inspiration taken from all the experiences and characters we’ve come across as Franc Moody. We hope it provides a release for listeners, and some time to dream in colour, away from the hyper, information-driven world we live in today.”
Director Jak Payne says of the ‘Skin On Skin’ video that “the band really wanted to do something unexpected, which I always think is a good starting point. I guess the track might suggest something poppy or romantic for the visual so we wanted to go in the opposite direction and make something kind of violent for it. I think it works because lines like “toe to toe” or “skin on skin” start to be interpreted differently when you watch it and that creates a bit of confusion and hopefully makes it interesting.”