Francis Novotny – The Wire

Francis Novotny the wire

Fancis Novotny releases his new single, The Wire. With lush synths and a wide, melodic ambiance, Francis’ voice lays nicely atop of a bed of tangible sounds. Speaking specifically about his stand-alone voice, its got that soulful, high-register we listen for on our favorite R&B tracks. Those falsettos tho! This adds a nice high end feel to the lower to mid ambiance. This guy is a producer and multi-instrumentalist as well, making him a double threat in the game. The single was release off Black Butter Records, which is home to Gorgon City, J Hus, Rudimental, Tink, GoldLink, Will Heard, Zara Larsson, and many more.

The lyrics and vibe capture the addictive nature of a toxic relationship. Francis says it’s about the feeling…

 “when a person leaves you hanging on without answers – and you know you should get out of it – but you keep winding back towards them.”

The young talent originally hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. He was raised by his five siblings in a household with an eclectic record collection. He eventually moved to Paris to study French; however, he used this as an opportunity to pursue his passion in music, away from a crowded household. There, he found his future R&B sound that combines elements of glitch-hop and electro-soul.  His influences combine the textured electronics of Hudson Mohawke or Cashmere Cat and the genre-mutating qualities of Gorillaz.

Since Paris, he’s relocated to London. Listen to The Wire by Francis Novotny below.

Chris Stack

Chris Stack is one of the founding members of rBeatz. After graduating from Kenyon College, Chris joined a branding and marketing startup, BrandYourself (as seen on SharkTank), in New York City. After leading the company to grow past profitability as a leading account manager, Chris set his sights on his passion: music. He currently runs his own LLC in New York City, helping musicians in the city with their online presence and marketability. A native of the Washington DC area, Chris Stack's passions and hobbies include music production (8 years on Ableton), marketing, baseball (Mets), football (Ravens), Netflix n chillin, and the experience economy.

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