How was 2019 for you?
Francesca Lombardo: 2019 was definitely a busy year for me. I had plenty of releases out starting with my last album single “Rain” back in January, followed by my album Life of Leaf in february. In March I released for Mixmag a remix of “Do Me” by Teddy Pendergrass on Sony Music Legacy Recordings. It was such an honor to be part of the project and the release was well received on Spotify as well as other music platforms. In July I had my collaboration track “A Million Souls” with Hannes Bieger released on Bedrock Records, which I am happy to see still dancing in the charts, and in September I released my Flumen EP on Poker Flat Recordings, a label that I loved and followed for years so that was a very great achievement for me.
I also just released a remix for Mihai Popoviciu track called “Sleepwalking” also on Poker Flat Recordings. All of this was of course happening while touring the world DJing nonstop! During this year I also started Life of Releaf, an environmental campaign in partnership with One Tree Planted aim to mobilize the dance music community into supporting global reforestation around the world.
My live show “Life of Leaf” at Giant Steps in April to present my album. It was my first finished show and was really important for me. We presented the show with the final visuals, and we are hoping to start touring it next year. The full show was filmed and will be soon presented on social media.
Sometimes the music business can be tough when you are not surrounded by a good team of people working with you. Unfortunately, I had to switch from one team to another and this way, at times, you can make enemies even if you don’t want to. However, everything resolved pretty well and I am very happy where I am now.
Song of the year?
808 State – Tokyo Tokyo
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To focus on myself and being able to take a break for this new life I am carrying till I am back in full force!