Review: "Brother" - Fran Lusty
“Brother” is a touching tribute to Lusty’s own brother, apologizing and reflecting on their childhood. Love them or hate them, there is no one more loyal than a sibling; you grow up in the same environment as them yet sprout into a variety of different directions, interests, and experiences. Sibling dynamics are often complex and full of unsaid feelings, feelings that you might sometimes feel ashamed of. When you're young, a sibling might be the last thing you ever want in your life, but after growing up, they often become your closest confidant. Lusty apologizes for being a mean older sister to her younger brother, cleaning the slate, and starting anew.
The song’s beautiful and unique narrative looks at something that’s often untouched in popular music: family. Family is complicated, and not everyone has fond feelings for their respective families. Lusty expertly guides through her range, meticulously crafting it to show off her nuances and inflections. Vowing to protect her younger brother through the strumming of the guitar, “Brother” inches its way into a beautiful catharsis, demonstrating the changes that come with maturation and reflection. Wispy and dreamy, Lusty vows to protect her brother through thick and thin, a beautiful ballad touching upon the delicate nature of a sibling bond.
Fran Lusty is a 6-foot singer-songwriter based in London. Journeying into the world of indie-folk, she’s told countless of stories through her dreamy and immersive music, creating the effect of gazing into the ocean. Lusty often writes about the enchantment of the natural world and the melancholy of its struggles. “Brother” is her last single before the release of her debut EP on September 22nd. Just this past year, Lusty has released "Oceans Apart", "It's Alright", and "Seasalt". Her debut EP brings a wealth of excitement to the indie-folk genre, and make sure to give her debut a listen as she breaks into the industry.
Written By Megan Cao
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