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Approved: Francesca Belmonte

By | Published on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Francesca Belmonte

A regular Tricky collaborator in recent years, Francesca Belmonte is now readying her debut solo album, ‘Amina’, for release through his False Idols label later this year.

The first track from it, ‘Stole’, appeared at the tail end of last year, a glitchy underpinning for her relaxed but direct vocals. She then followed it with the punchier ‘Hiding In The Rushes’ and quicker-paced ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

Now comes ‘Lying On The Moon’, which combines elements of all three, stepping up the tempo once again, with stabs of bass cutting through deceptively layered percussion. And on top, those distinct, intimate vocals. Oh, and returning a favour, in pops her label boss as a guest vocalist.

Listen to ‘Lying On The Floor’ here: