Frances Bean Cobain Makes 'Eccentric' Singing Debut

Teen lends her voice to 'power ballad' with other 'random' singers
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2010 9:34 AM CDT
Frances Bean Cobain Makes 'Eccentric' Singing Debut
Singer Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean Cobain pose as they arrive at a gala on Feb. 8, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Frances Bean Cobain made her musical debut yesterday—albeit in cameo form—with the release of Evelyn Evelyn. “She’s got a great voice,” says Amanda Palmer, who put together the concept album with Jason Webley. The 17-year-old is featured on the track “My Space” along with other “really random people,” Palmer says, including Weird Al Yankovic, Tegan and Sara, and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, People reports.

The album has “personality to spare,” writes Laura Studarus on Under the Radar, but as for Cobain, the proliferation of cameos on “My Space” means “it's impossible to pick out individual voices.” A blogger on The Ruckus calls the track a “power ballad” and says the album as a whole is “eccentric.” So will Cobain be following in her parents’ footsteps? Palmer isn’t so sure: “She's a really good visual artist. She's really interested in graphic novels.”
(More Frances Bean Cobain stories.)

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