Fran is a soldier

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24 years old, Chile - United States. Singer, songwriter, writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist. He was born and lived until age 13 in California, then moved to Santiago de Chile. He is currentlylaunching her second album called "Good Soldier" (Independent, March 2011), produced by Vincent Sanfuentes (Sr.Coconut, Gepe, Matias Aguayo), Mocky (Feist, Jamie Lidell) and the same FranciscaValenzuela. Their songs range from pop rock piano, even some jazzy songs and even folk accents. In them, he speaks from social criticism or political commentary to love, hate, intimate thoughts or personalstories.

Their first album, Bite your tongue (Independent, November 2007) contains ten songs in Spanish and two English songs, all composed and written by Francisca Valenzuela. It was produced byMaurice and Francisco Duran of Los Bunkers. The album went gold in your country (Chile), Latin America received radio rotation and excellent reception from audiences and critics worldwide. Tours allowedhim to make his country and the world, from the World Expo Shanghai 2010, the LAMC Festival 2008 in New York, the tribute to Chile in Pompeii 2010, leaving aside the important festival Vive LatinoMexico 2010. Bite your tongue was widely praised throughout Latin America and beyond. In the words of National Public Radio (NPR) Music in USA: "With a voice reminiscent of Fiona Apple and with a deadlyskill on the piano, Valenzuela raised eyebrows with his new album Bite your tongue." Rolling Stone Chile installs the album as number 16 of the 50 best albums of 2007, American Latino TV givesFrancisca in 2009 the award for "Favorite TV Newcomer Award", his 5 singles rotated on MTV and MTV is selected by the 2009 as one of the artists of the "15 x 15: artists to watch".

Their second album GoodSoldier (Independent, March 2011), contains 12 songs in Spanish, all composed and written by Francisca Valenzuela. It was produced by Vincent Sanfuentes (Sr.Coconut, Gepe, Matias Aguayo), Mocky...