The new video release from Marco Woolf explores the tenderness and joy of family relationships. The track sits on his EP Francine, i, which follows the story of an African woman who migrates to the West for the sake of her children. Building from a gentle kalimba introduction, the sounds of ‘Let’s Build This House’ augment to an ecstatic cacophony. About the track, Woolf shares:
‘I grew up in this huge, vibrant and joyous family and I wanted to share just a glimpse of what that looked like; this is the family that “Francine” built. But at the same time there’s an edge to this song, to the whole EP, because the price for working so hard for the happiness of your children can sometimes be extremely heavy.’
Atop the progressive jazz instrumentals, Marco Woolf’s strikingly thoughtful, restrained delivery creates the sense that each word is occurring to him for the first time as he sings it – the few, simple lines revealing a tentative resolve to enter into the fullness of family life, whatever it entails.
Listen to Francine, i on Soundcloud.