Chapter I is a project that combines a few facets of her experiences while giving different tones to each of them.
Franco describes writing her songs as an extension of, or almost, journaling of, her own lived experiences and experiences she has observed. Each song can be considered a short story or glimpse into experiences she, and many others, have had, in a musical form.
The album is an accumulation of acoustic pop, alternative, rock and jazz/funk with hip-hop undertones
We caught up last week…
I am currently pursuing music full-time whilst also completing my Master's degree.
Simply put? Everything. It really truly is what centres me, inspires me and gives me peace.
My lived experiences.
Setting boundaries and sticking to them is paramount. Without boundaries, there is no preserving who you are and who you want to be.
An affirmation of our skills and gifts and people being able to relate to you
I feel I have reached all the goals I’ve set out to make.
Nasty C, Jethro Tait, Lloyiso, Beatenburg, Sunset Sweatshop and Karen Zoid.
For me, it’s home.
To see how honesty turns into art. It never gets old.
Somethin’ That I Taught You, my cover mashup of Britney Spears’ Toxic and Peggy Lee/Ella Fitzgerald’s Fever.
I really consider myself to be a bit of a plain jane – just sort of sponge off the general style trends.
This is easily one of the hardest questions for me to answer because I truly believe that every single person has something to offer and something to teach.
I would probably pin it down to just me being myself, to be honest.
Closest is being called by my surname. So…No. And I’ve always wanted one. Someone make it happen, please.
I’d be an educator (which I am) and a businesswoman.
Witty, smart, honest, funny, stern
Sasha Alex Sloan, LP, The Civil Wars, Russ, Camilo, Easy Freak, Joy Oladokun
I have a drama degree, so naturally, I think there’s a greatest movie/theatre piece ever made for every era. I also spend most of my television time watching documentaries rather than films. But probably Coda, Bohemian Rhapsody and Ready Player One.
You Have To Be Gay To Know God by Siya Khumalo and my Master’s research.
The people God has blessed me with in my life.
To take care of those I love, doing what I love.
Staying alive. It’s really something most people would laugh at but truly, staying alive and staying resilient through everything is my greatest achievement because, without it, none of this exists.
Incompetent people, liars and the bureaucratic nature of how our world functions.
Losing my chosen life partner. Oblivion.
Whatever makes you feel most still and at peace.
You’re not responsible for how people receive your honesty, you’re only responsible for being as honest as you can be.
Time is the most valuable thing anyone can give you.
My own growth and seeing how that has impacted my life for the better.
I do these things in private. So, they’ll stay private.