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Young Franco × Golden Vessel – Underneath

Following a near perfect run of singles under a reformed, hip hop dance sound recruiting the likes of rap mogul Denzel Curry, SonReal and rising star Jalmar, Young Franco returns to his indie roots, collaborating with close friend Golden Vessel for new single, “Underneath”. Listen HERE

Young Franco’s career highlights include Apple Advertising Campaigns, support from Zane Lowe and hosting new MTV series, “Back and Beyond” with Thandi Phoenix, “Underneath” acts as an ode to the incredible, feel good alternative sound that established his core early fanbase. 

“Underneath” oozes timelessness, highlighting Young Franco’s ability to shift sounds and genres, while keeping his cornerstone value of quality dance cross over production. Across its just under 4-minute run time, Golden Vessel’s ominous vocals shimmer amidst a cocktail of production flare from Franco. A wobbly bassline combines perfectly with softly tapped piano chords, creating the underbed for a sway worthy alt-pop ballad. As the synth line takes care of the melodic elements in the track’s breakdown, a melancholic ambience is created, channeling the perfect moment for reflection in these unstable times.

On the creation of the track, Golden Vessel stated, “To me it feels like it’s about that corny moment at a music festival or a concert where you’ve spotted someone a couple of times and you lock eyes with them. Your favorite band is playing, and you feel really connected with this stranger even though you know nothing about them.”

About Young Franco

The Young Franco project is currently sitting perched above the clouds, with career highlights being ticked off with every subsequent release. Most recently he collaborated with Filipino-Canadian Director Khrysta Lloren a.k.a NOFAC3 for the music video for Come Thru (feat. SonReal & Jalmar), which premiered via Flaunt. His 2020 single, “Fallin Apart” featuring Denzel Curry and Pell took the already glowing artist to angelic levels. The single received a full addition on Triple J, as well as radio spins globally, and featured on publications such as Clash Magazine, NME, Out Now Magazine, Colors, Sniffers, Happy Mag, Acclaim, Purple Sneakers, Pilerats and more. The track also featured as the soundtrack for Apple’s Airpod ‘Jump’ campaign which has received nearly 10 million views on Youtube and was premiered during the Grammys broadcast.

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AUSTRALIAN COOL KID YOUNG FRANCO CREATIVE VISUAL – COME THRU

Following the release of his breakout single “Fallin’ Apart” featuring Denzel Curry Pell, Young Franco returns with a visual for his highly addictive single “Come Thru” featuring SonReal & Jalmar. As a track, ‘Come Thru’ deals in the provision of positive energy and trusting your inner confidence. Combining a glitchy synth line with laid back drums and a sexy slick bass line creates a melting pot of formidable two step and raucous energy. Watch here.

Directed by Filipino-Canadian director Khrysta Lloren (also known as NOFAC3), “Come Thru” focuses on surrealist experimentation and queer expression through multimedia art. Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas and Radiohead’s music video for “Burn The Witch,” “Come Thru” transforms Young Franco, SonReal & Jalmar into claymation avatars in a hyper-visual world that’s not quite what it seems.

“When I was conceptualizing for Come Thru, I knew I wanted to create an absurdist fiction through the eyes of Young Franco’s clay character. From sculpting each character’s detail to decorating the set, working behind the scenes was just as surreal as the music video,” says video director Khyrsta Lloren. “Everything was scaled down to the size of my hands and you can actually see fingerprints on clay which is a reminder that it’s all handmade. Working with Young Franco and the team was so comforting during the late stages of this pandemic which kept our creative juices flowing.”

A joint effort from start to finish, the trio combine their respective sonic universes, whether established or blossoming, to meet comfortably in the middle. The Canadian raised, LA based rapper SonReal has accumulated over 165 million Global streams and 125 million video views. He has been nominated for multiple Juno Awards throughout his career and one of Son’s previous releases ‘Can I Get A Witness’ has gone on to be certified Double-Platinum in Canada. “Come Thru” is a very handy head start for the Melbourne based / Chilean born and ready to explode rapper, Jalmar, with Young Franco introducing the talent to a global platform. With more original music teased for 2021, the future is looking bright for Jalmar.

Young Franco’s project is currently sitting perched above the clouds, with career highlights being ticked off with every subsequent release. His most recent single, “Fallin Apart” featuring Denzel Curry and Pell took the already glowing artist to angelic levels, which was featured in an Emmy Nominated commercial for Apple Airpods. The single received a full add on Triple J, as well as radio spins globally, and featured on publications such as Clah Magazine, NME, Out Now Magazine, Colors, Sniffers, Happy Mag, Acclaim, Purple Sneakers, Pilerats and more. The track also featured as the soundtrack for Apple’s Airpod ‘Jump’ campaign which has garnered over 10 million views on YouTube and premiered during the Grammys broadcast.

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Hope Tala × Young Franco – Mad Remix

HOPE TALA DROPS YOUNG FRANCO REMIX OF LATEST SINGLE MAD, LISTEN HERE

West London-based genre hybrid Hope Tala teams up with Australian DJ and producer Young Franco for a remix of her latest single MAD—listen HERE.

MAD is Hope Tala’s first piece of new music since the release of her hotly-received 2020 EP, Girl Eats Sun. Produced by the multi-Grammy award winning Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and the Machine), MAD was released last month alongside a stunning video directed by Millicent Hailes—listen HERE and watch HERE. The song sees Hope build on the bossa nova-inspired R&B that has cemented her as one of 2021’s artists to watch. It has received praise from HYPEBEAST, SPIN, Consequence, NME, Clash, Wonderland, DIY, Dork, FLOOD Magazine, TMRW Magazine, Ones To Watch, and more.

At this point in her career, Hope has already earned the endorsement of Barack Obama, fronted the Apple x Gay Times Elevate campaign, been spotlighted as a 2021 Vevo DSCVR Artist, and has had her music streamed over 30 million times, all while garnering acclaim from Billboard, Clash, Dork, GQ, MTV, Notion, Refinery29, The Line Of Best Fit, Vogue, Wonderland, and plenty more. 

Music has surrounded Hope for as long as she can remember. Every Saturday growing up, she attended music school, learning the clarinet and performing in orchestras and wind bands. As part of an audio class, she learned Logic, and at 14-years-old, she taught herself guitar. Upon gaining proficiency with recording, she uploaded Peace Freestyle to Soundcloud in 2016. Following a post by Instagram creative platform Art Hoe Collective, Illegal Civilization founder Mikey Alfred discovered the track and spun it on Pharrell’s Apple Music Beats 1 radio show. This recognition made Hope realize she could pursue music as more than just a hobby. 2018 saw the release of her Starry Ache EP, and she released her Sensitive Soul EP a year later. Jealous, Anywhere, and D.T.M. each gained traction on DSPs, as Lovestained eclipsed 18.2 million streams. Rolling Stone placed the latter at #8 on its 50 Best Songs of 2019. Everything paved the way for Girl Eats Sun, released in 2020.

Arriving in 2021 as one of the UK’s brightest lights, Hope Tala looks set to establish herself as a vital new global artist with her upcoming body of work. Look out for more very soon.

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Young Franco × SonReal × Jalmar – Come Thru

Following one of the biggest Australian songs of last year, Young Franco is back with yet another banger, “Come Thru” featuring SonReal and Jalmar. A brilliant follow up to his late 2020 release “Fallin Apart” featuring Denzel Curry & Pell, the Sydney based producer raises the bar yet again with “Come Thru,” a single filled to the brim with confidence and production class. Listen HERE

As a track, “Come Thru” deals in the provision of positive energy and trusting your inner confidence. Combining a glitchy synth line with laid back drums and a sexy slick bass line creates a melting pot of formidable two step and raucous energy. Joining the near perfect musical bed is SonReal and Jalmar. They provide a piece of unflustered bravado, with the two versatile vocal deliveries trading verses, bars and energy rapidly over the Margherita ready production.  

Franco stated, “’Come Thru’ started as an instrumental with just bass and a groove. I had a session with Sonreal in February 2020 and we just clicked. What was really special was that it was one of the last times I was in the USA. We were also shooting the Juice official video and had a lot of lovely people ‘come thru’ to where I was staying in Highland Park. I think that helped inspire the song and take it in a certain direction. I was looking for a second verse and was introduced to Jalmar. When I heard his verse, I immediately knew the song was completed.”

Young Franco‘s project is currently sitting perched above the clouds, with career highlights being ticked off with every subsequent release. His most recent single, “Fallin Apart” featuring Denzel Curry and Pell took the already glowing artist to angelic levels. The single received a full add on Triple J, as well as radio spins globally, and featured on publications such as Clah Magazine, NME, Out Now Magazine, Colors, Sniffers, Happy Mag, Acclaim, Purple Sneakers, Pilerats and more. The track also featured as the soundtrack for Apple’s Airpod “Jump” campaign which has garnered over 10 million views on YouTube and premiered during the Grammys broadcast.

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Ruel x Denzel Curry “Painkiller”

Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer Ruel released a remix of his critically acclaimed track “Painkiller” today, featuring one of hip-hop’s most prolific genre-pushing stars, Denzel Curry.

Ruel has quickly carved out his own distinct place in the cultural landscape since breakout platinum single “Dazed & Confused,” which earned him a 2018 ARIA title as Best Breakthrough Artist and over 110 million global streams alongside fellow favourite, the double-platinum (AUS) “Younger.” His second EP FREE TIME now has over 250 million global streams, led by its three singles “Painkiller”, “Real Thing” and “Face To Face”.

“Painkiller” has achieved double platinum status (AUS), and ranked #23 in the world’s largest international music poll triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019, as well as its Hottest 100 of the Decade. Ruel also recently became one of only 10 secular Australian artists to surpass the 1 Million Subscribers club on YouTube, joining a stellar list of international superstars.

“Painkiller featuring Denzel Curry” will be accompanied by a complete remix pack featuring three further remixes by Mr. Carmack, Taka Perry and Young Franco set for release Friday, June 5th.

About Ruel

Inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake, Ruel first began playing guitar and writing his own material at the age of eight. The musical prodigy has received praise from the likes of Khalid, SG Lewis, Zane Lowe and Elton John, has become the youngest male to TWICE sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House, and has sold out headlining shows across Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.

EP Track Listing:

1. Painkiller ft. Denzel Curry

2. Painkiller ft. Denzel Curry (Mr. Carmack Remix)

3. Painkiller ft. Denzel Curry (Taka Perry Remix)

4. Painkiller ft. Denzel Curry (Young Franco Remix)