have little doubt that we will be seeing more of him in the future, and some of us will be saying how we got to see in his early years. I predict a long career for Owen, whether it’s in the pop charts or on film soundtracks, a talent like this can’t be ignored.
Louder Than War
Owen Franklin has produced an 11 track album of wittily literate compositions… [he] is a sharply worded humorist [and] a spectacularly deranged genius
A collection of genuinely literate, witty, wry and, in the main, totally unaffected songs… ‘Portrait’, as is, is a lustrous thing
Owen has a rare talent of being able to strike a chord (a literal chord) in just the right beautiful tone, and it can be absolutely gorgeous
[Portrait…] hits an honest raw nerve that few singers manage in these days of superficiality and artifice
Double Owen Franklin’s age, force him to smoke 20 cigarettes a day, give him at least one divorce and the UK will have itself one hell of a musician… He’s smug yet self-depreciating at the same time and hearing what he does next should be interesting
[Franklin] has something of Belle and Sebastian or The Divine Comedy about him, particularly with his self-depreciating, but charming, ways