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Francis Bean Cobain strums, sings her way through original song

When your parents are both well-known in a particular field, following in their footsteps has got to be burdensome.  The pressure, the questions, the comparisons…

Now imagine you are Francis Bean Cobain.

The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has dabbled in music before, but mostly has been known for her art work and modeling — and you know, being the offspring of a pretty famous alternative rock couple.

She released this song earlier — then deleted — and now has returned to Instagram with a taste of the revamped original song:

not hey there Delilah 🦖🦕🐛

A post shared by Frances Bean Cobain (@space_witch666) on

Consequence of Sound helped break down the important takeaways from her post.  Echoing a statement she made earlier, she confirms in the comments of this post an intention pursue a music career.  And to the fan that (already) was comparing her style to the style of her parents, she had this to say:

“You are probably right in the respect that people probably can make assumptions or conclusions about my art because they are informed about my life’s trajectory,” she wrote. “Not everyone has to like it, that’s not a requirement of making and receiving art.”

Playing off her post title, it won’t be Plain White T’s (purveyors of 2006’s Hey There, Delilah)….it won’t be Hole….it won’t be Nirvana.  Her musical journal will be uniquely hers, no matter how far or where that journey takes her.  — [eric]