For the Lost… listens how home VHS footage looks- soft and pure yet full of bittersweet emotion. The experiences that producer and songwriter Frankie Worrall underwent through the making of this project are written all across the music; in the face of transient and evocative melodies, steady kicks march forward as Frankie’s host of vocalists reflect on what they themselves have lost, too.
“What For the Lost… comes out of is that I lost my mum to cancer in March of 2020, it was very quick and savage in a lot of ways… but over time as I had discussions with my friends about what the project was, it became bigger than me. For the Lost… has an ellipsis at the end of it and what that represent is the ambiguity of what exactly is lost. Y’know it could be a person, a time and a place, a relationship, a dream.”Frankie Worrall
Indeed, the project is a celebration of fragility in many forms- room recordings and voice notes blend into the song structure itself in an intensely personal listening experience. There is a raw beauty to the looping refrain on ‘Little Things ft. Verbz, Maddy & Kemastry’, or the flute flourishes on ‘Don’t Fear ft. Confucius MC & MazeyJune’, as each track is made alive and breathing with the evident emotion invested by all involved.
Seeing homie go through what he was going through… people deal with things differently y’know? But he flipped it and that’s what The Low is all about… it’s a place where anyone can have a home. Come through.Verbz
A strong role in the story of this project is played by rapper and co-founder of The Low, Verbz. Occupying the space between hip hop, R&B and electronica, The Low aims to highlight the gentler side to Frankie and Verbz’ artistry, as well as their contemporaries. Letting hooks and melodies play a more central role and welcoming much-needed female involvement into the mix, For the Lost… is the first extended release on The Low and in many ways stands as a proof of concept for what the label hopes to accomplish.
“Me and Frankie met at a time when I was on a bag of madness, init, but I was lucky enough to meet his mum before her passing. That shit meant a lot to me. So For the Lost… is for everyone that’s ever been lost and for everyone that’s ever lost something. That’s why it’s on The Low, ‘cos it’s on the low”Verbz
For the Lost… is both a tribute to the departed, as well as a departure point for those trying to find their way back. Catch the visuals for lead single ‘Don’t Fear ft. Confucius MC and MazeyJune’ here, and the full project on all major outlets.