Francesca de Valence

Let Go

Let Go is an emotive ballad "set to raise the hairs on the back of your neck...powerful vocal possession and divine string arrangements whilst simultaneously being drawn into Francesca's inner-world with the honesty and vulnerability revealed in the lyrical content" (O'Connell, 2018). Written as part of I Heart Songwriting Club, where members are given a songwriting task and 1-hour to write their song, Let Go was Francesca's response to the theme ‘approval’ with the additional guideline of writing a melody within the range of a 5th. This particular week was an unusual experience for Francesca as she had lost her voice but a simple workaround to maintain her songwriting practice meant she wrote her melody on the piano and lyrics separately. It was only six weeks later, after encouragement from the I Heart Songwriting Club community, that Francesca tried the song out with her voice. It was then she recognized the magic of Let Go.

Also an artistic collaboration between conceptual photographic artist, Kellie North, a series of 3 stunning photographic images were created for this release (see below lyrics for more).

Luscious string arrangements by Francesca, epic production values by Nick O’Donnell and a stunning music video directed by Daryl Lee Irvine glorifies Francesca’s creative vision with this epic female power ballad, Let Go.

What the critics are saying about Francesca de Valence:

"There is no defying Francesca's talent. Her vocal range is arresting, and her lyrics beautifully evocative. There is much to love about it." Aphra Magazine




"Let Go is set to raise the hairs on the back of your neck...powerful vocal possession and divine string arrangements whilst simultaneously being drawn into her inner-world with the honesty and vulnerability revealed in the lyrical content..." Colleen O'Connell for I Heart Songwriting Club



Who's Who

Music & Lyrics by Francesca de Valence

Copyright © ℗ 2018 Francesca de Valence 

Audio Credits:

Produced by Francesca de Valence and Nick O'Donnell
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered
by Nick O'Donnell
Vocals, Keyboards, Violins, Orchestration:
Francesca de Valence
Drums, Bass, Programming, Guitar:
Nick O'Donnell
Cello:
Fletcher Blight


Music Video Credits:

Creative Director and Producer:
Francesca de Valence
Director: Daryl Irvine
Creative Assistants: Rebecca Anthony, Kellie North


Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park Film Shoot:
Crew
Hair, Styling: Rebecca Anthony
Make Up Artist: Jodie Taylor - Red White Queen
Creative Assistant: Kellie North
Assistants: Frances Turner, Christian O'Donnell
Wardrobe: When Freddie Met Lilly
Pre-Production Credits:
Piano Gutting: Brad Turner, Mick Hartcher with expert instruction from Adam Herd
Transport Assistant: John Tilling

Brisbane City Hall Film Shoot:
Crew
Director, Producer, Creative Director: Francesca de Valence
Hair, Styling: Rebecca Anthony
Make Up Artist: Michelle Vasiliou - Skin Spirit Day Spa
Camera: Alex Smith
Production Assistants: Tina Walsh-Short, Brooke Austen, Claire Stewart, Lynn-Maree Harvey
Wardrobe: When Freddie Met Lilly

Talent:
Francesca de Valence - Soloist
George Ellis - Conductor
Eugenie Costello-Shaw - Concert Master
Sam Andrews - Assistant Concert Master
Charlotte Ashcroft
Lauren Reed
Kaitlyn Bowen
Aiden Kim
Cristina Zanfir
Ruth Ross Pe’er
Clare Cooney
Quiana Morgan
Ara Williamson
Mary Littlehales
Isabel Riley
Byron Short
Lotus Patterson
Hannah Dredge
Richard Grantham
Anna Jack
Rose-Ann Breedt
Alanna Kelly
Ella Pysden
Jessica Chen
Nathan Smith
Fletcher Blight
Kiara Harvey
Georgia Shine
Cooper Jones
Ellie Comber
Jemma Powell
Dominic Fitzgerald
Jeremy O’Connor
Tony Dean


With Special Thanks To:
Brisbane City Council
Brisbane City Hall
When Freddie Met Lilly
I Heart Songwriting Club
Rebecca Anthony
George Ellis
Queensland Youth Orchestra
Queensland Session Orchestra
Kellie North Creative
Adam Herd
Shylie Parsons
Skin Spirit Day Spa
Queensland Show Choir

Listen to the Track

Lyrics

It’s no coincidence that I have lost my voice
Already been a week of silence
I know I heard you thinking the choice you made was wrong
I close my mouth to hear you say it

Rejection is real
The mystery feels like trust was a circumstance defying our best-laid plans
The memories seek the love that I keep but don’t wanna hold on to
But if I let go then I let go of you

This love with no conditions valuable to me
Had to risk a greater sorrow
Who doesn’t want approval or feel security
I wanted it, I needed it

Rejection is real
The mystery feels like trust was a circumstance defying our best-laid plans
The memories seek the love that I keep but don’t wanna hold on to
But if I let go then I let go of you

Harmony will heal the wounded


Fine Art Prints

"Francesca de Valence Let Go"
A Series of Three Photographic Images
by Kellie North



These fine art prints were created by Kellie North in collaboration with "Let Go" single release and are available to order. They are printed on archival cotton rag with backing board. And includes digital download of "Let Go" single.

8"x 8" FINE ART PRINT
$50 each - choice of image
3 prints for $100 - all images

10"x 10" FINE ART PRINT

$150 each - choice of image
3 prints for $300 - all images

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