Music is something we haven’t touched on for our readers in a long time. When Francis and the Light’s album Farewell, Starlite! dropped, we couldn’t help but fall in love.
Farewell, Starlite! is absolute chemistry. A blend of R&B, Autotune, and synths, with no regard whatsoever for traditional song structure is what makes it so unique. I mean, if your debut album harnesses collaborators like Kanye West and Bon Iver you know it’s inferno.
In the car, driving from Red Deer to Calgary. Graeme and I haven’t jammed in a long time. As per usual, music fills the speakers of my VW Golf, it’s Farewell, Starlite! and it’s pure fire. Unique sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard before start to tell me a story. At first, I’m not really sure how to react; what genre is this? I quickly concluded that this music is not categorizable. It’s creative beyond any foreseen barriers. We let the whole album play out, start to finish. We take in every note, every melody, every finger click. Refreshing to the ears, it holds our interest to the very end, anticipating every beat. Great music and great company make for a quick drive.
Graeme and I have been listening to the likes of Bon Iver and Kanye West like it was gospel since we were kids. These are artists that collaborate and inspire some of our deepest memories together. In retrospect, it’s only fitting that an album so similar in Farewell, Starlite! triggers the same response in the medial temporal lobe of the brain.
Here is the video for our favorite track, Friends. As you can tell, Farewell, Starlite! is not only acoustically creative but its videos bring the exact same vibes that you would expect. To download the album on iTunes, click here.
“The whole damn world is a cage,
but that’s just life.”