Lo-fi Music for the People: JW Francis Debuts First Single

JW Francis, photograph by Andrew

JW Francis is a music producer and writer living in New York City sharing dulcet melodies and uplifting messages. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Paris, France, JW Francis has dedicated his life to music by spending most of his time recording and writing about DIY artists. In addition to supporting the underground music scene, he recorded his debut album after a summer west coast tour.

One measure into his first release off the album, Lofi, presents an overwhelming likeness of some of JW’s largest influences- Mac Demarco, The Strokes, and Of Montreal. Moving through vulnerable and tender lyrics, JW exhibits a warm shift to bedroom pop. “Be good,” he echoes in between verses of twangy guitar strumming and rapid drumming. Listen below.

Last year, JW released Place I Know, a melancholic ballad whose composition left me repeating the track, over and over. Watch the video below.

JW Francis‘ tone is fresh to the scene, and we’re excited to see what’s next from the prolific artist. Stay up to date on JW via Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp.

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