Francesca Lee

Francesca Lee

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Founder of Introspective Dream Pop, Francesca Lee is a San Francisco based singer-songwriter who merges elements of folk, jazz pop, and indie rock. Similiar Artists: Dido, Regina Spektor, Leona Naess, Imogen Heap, Feist.

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Biography

FRANCESCA LEE
"Instrospective Dream Pop"!

“It’s all those tiny pieces of emotions we’ve all felt,” Francesca Lee says of her debut release The Pieces Left. “I didn’t obsess over the types of songs I should write or what kind of artist I should be, instead I allowed my intuition to guide me to the music, it comes from a place so far beyond my consciousness, it really is a magical thing.”

Ever so often and artist exceeds expectations and manages to balance both artistic vision and unprocessed talent to make one of those albums you know is ripe for an extraordinary journey. Like a pearl on a string, The Pieces left delivers these goods and lives up to the San Francisco buzz that’s been stirring up about the 28–year old singer-songwriter. Alongside artists like Dido, Fiona Apple, and Beth Orton, Lee merges a precise combination sensuality and youthful innocence in her music. The ten songs on the album offer an intimate, spirited showcase for her talents as both an uncommonly introspective songwriter and effortlessly expressive vocalist.

Recorded in the artist’s hometown of San Francisco with noted producer and multi instrumentalist Michael Winger (Regina Spektor, Kronos Quartet, The Shins), The Pieces left features Jake Wood on drums, and guitarist Jeff Johnson, Lee’s sole artistic collaborator who also co-wrote Lee’s song Maybe Today.

A-list musicianship and production quality notwithstanding, it’s Lee’s lyrically insightful compositions and intrinsic performances that make The Pieces Left such a treasure. Such tunes as “Paper Hearts,” “Fly,” “Maybe Today” and “Losing You” magnify a level of honesty and artistic clarity that is rare in so many pop artists.

“We just started with simple piano, acoustic guitar, lyrical leads, and built them up with texture and sounds that nurtured the story. I write a lot of songs that are emotionally driven and constantly travel in and out of my sub-conscience thoughts. I felt that keeping the production values lush and dreamy would represent those emotions and thoughts. In the end we created a very sophisticated sounding record.”

With The Pieces Left establishing her as one of San Francisco’s most exciting newfound musical forces, Francesca Lee is eager to share her songs with her rapidly expanding grassroots fan base.

“Listening to this record gives me such a sense of accomplishment,” she says, adding, “it has taken me years of hard work and paid dues to create an album like this, I’ve never felt more confident and comfortable on stage than when I’m playing the songs on The Pieces Left. The music possesses me, I’m in the moment and it’s beautiful.”

Lyrics

Collide

Written By: Francesca Lee

Collide
Music and Lyrics by Francesca Lee
©copyright 2007

VERSE
I was trying to reach you
But the train was running slow
Maybe I got off too early
On the opposite side of the road

But you were too busy
Chasing your escape
Like you we’re some prisoner
As if I was guarding that gate


CHORUS
Darling we have a way of colliding
Darling we have a way
Of doing it the wrong way

VERSE
You used to be my joker
But now I’m not so amused
When you stroll in
In the morning
With some lame excuse

And I know that you’ll start dissecting
Every word that I ment
Then you’ll twist it in your own way
With whatever defenses you have left

CHORUS
Darling we have a way of colliding
Darling we have a way
Of doing it the wrong way
Darling we have no way of surviving
Darling we have a way of colliding

BRIDGE
And we don’t consult with our demons
On why we do the things we do

Maybe I could have been more foolish
But I just wanted you

And I was afraid
Of losing to you
But it was the only way
I could find my way back

CHORUS
Darling we have a way of colliding
Darling we have a way
Of doing it the wrong way
Darling we have no way of surviving
Darling we have a way
Of colliding

Good Enough

Written By: Francesca Lee

Good Enough

Music and Lyrics by Francesca Lee
© copyright 2007

VERSE

Falling faraway
I see myself on a grave
When you go away
Now walking through the park
I see myself in the dark
When you go away

PRE-CHORUS
So God forbid you ever walk on through
The damage that you were born into

CHORUS

If my love is good enough for you
Then my love is good enough for me
If my love is good enough

VERSE
The river still flows
Leaves fall like angels in the snow
And heaven knows where you will be
Somewhere faraway
When you were just a memory
Was it you
That wanted it that way

PRE-CHORUS
So god forbid you ever walk on through

The damage that you were born into

CHORUS
If my love is good enough for you
Then my love is good enough for me
If my love is good enough

BRIDGE
If my love is good enough
If my love is good enough

With your broken life
Not that kind of life
That kind of life
In dreams

CHORUS
If my love is good enough for you
Then my love is good enough for me
If my love is good enough for you

Paper Hearts

Written By: Francesca Lee

Paper Hearts by Francesca

All the girls hate her
Maybe that’s why she don’t like no one
She’s got a gun to her head
But the radio was playing a stupid song

Then in her head
She heard music in her head
Here in my head
I found music in my head

Why can’t I believe
That there’s someone who feels like me
Love will tear us apart
Into pieces
Like Paper hearts

Then in my head, I found music in my head
Here in my head, I found music in my head

So say that it’s alright
So say that it’s alright
So say that it’s alright
So say that it’s alright

In my head

Here in my head, I found music in my head
Here in my head
I found music

Discography

"THE PIECES LEFT" NEW ALBUM COMING SOON JAN OF 2010!

FRANCESCA LEE IS CURRENTLY BEING FEATURED ON KFOG'S LOCAL MUSIC SCENE COMP VOL#6

Set List

Francesca is currently performing music from her upcoming album "Paper Hearts."

Current Live Repertoire:

1.Maybe Today
2.Paper Hearts
3.Goodbye
4.Good Enough
5.Losing You
6.Collide
7.Fly
8.Ballerina
9.Daydream
10.Faraway
11.Truth and Lies
12.So Much To Give
13.It's Okay