“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still” - Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

“Francesca” is a poignant Dark Indie song about a woman whose previous socialite life has been eclipsed by the necessity of caring for her demanding and overbearing mother. Francesca feels trapped by duty and isolated from the world she once inhabited. She spends her time dreaming of returning to that lost life rather than making the most of her current situation. 

Crowd Reviewer's said of Francesca......

““Its haunting vocals and poetic lyrics draw you into a world of emotion and self-discovery. The melodic instrumentals create a lush soundscape”

“I really love it. The music is fantastic. The song structure and lyrics are amazing. I will recommend this song to my friends.”

“She (Inês) had a great voice that fitted perfectly and the band played an awesome song.”

 Hope you enjoy the song!

Forgotten Garden takes you through four stages of a relationship breakdown on their hauntingly beautiful EP Broken Pieces. Covering you in a synth blanket, the band uses haunting lyrics, airy vocals and some rock guitar lines to paint vivid images.” - Claudia Mendes

The Other Side Reviews


Forgotten Garden are an Indie Rock band (duo+guests) with dark/gothic post-punk tendencies. Occasionally they also wander from the path of post-punk righteousness into more acoustic territory. The haunting vocals are provided by Inês whilst Danny plays most of the instruments. Danny lives in the north of Scotland whilst Inês lives in Portugal. They started working together in 2019.

The Broken Pieces EP that dropped in September 2020 was Forgotten Garden's first release. It contains four tracks based around the theme of a relationship breakdown.

On July 23rd 2021 Screamlite Records released a new single by Forgotten Garden entitled “Jessica”. This is a song about the consequences of domestic trauma. It was paired with “Broken Pieces” (Natural Mix) - a re-mix that previously only had very limited availability.

On 6th December 2021 we released the "Christmas Time" single. "Christmas Time" is an alternative, dark acoustic track about how sad memories can come back to haunt us at Christmas.

Since then we have released four more singles: Bad Guy, Jessica (Acoustic) Memoriam and the current single Francesca.

The music of Forgotten Garden is mostly inspired by post-punk bands such as The Cure and Joy Division and earlier bands like The Doors. Inês's vocals are influenced by some of her favourite artists like Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey, Chelsea Wolfe, Weyes Blood, Kelsey Lu and Warpaint.