New Music: Francis And The Lights – ETC (Single Review)

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It’s been three years since Francis And The Lights 2010 mini-album; ‘It’ll Be Better’, however the mix of Francis’ sweet vocals within the dominant smooth piano verses and injections of brittle synths and samples of his new single ‘ETC’ cannot help but leave you thinking Francis And The Lights should be remembered for this, their individual work, instead of their connections with Drake.

Francis’ vocals billow above the electronic soul music, and the haunting lyrics  ’what will we say/and will we be happy‘ echo stories of a turbulent relationship. His unique mix of ’80s lite-funk with piano pop and R&B hums send chills down the spine, as the piano grooves represent nothing you’ve ever heard before.