Following the release of his lush pop ballad, “Paper Planes,” Francois Klark massages the sun-drenched dulcet poem of summertime lovers into an intimate acoustic rendition with the help of guitarist Heather Crawford. Recorded at Desert Fish Studios in Toronto, Canada, “Paper Planes (Acoustic Live off the Floor)” deepens the emotive nature of the track by stripping back the production to its rawest form and directing attention on the vivid cinematic scenery painted within the lyrics – two lovers, unbound by the constraints of time, seemingly lost to the world, sharing intimate moments in a small forgotten beach town.
South African-born, Canadian singer/songwriter and producer, Francois Klark, is a Universal Music Award winner who has shared the stage with acts such as Grammy winner Jon Bellion and has worked on projects with UMG/Decca Records, with his songs being recorded by the likes of Hollywood Records artist Softa Carson and prominently featured in Netflix‘s Feel The Beat. From pop anthems doused with provocative hooks, flickering synths, and cinematic soundscapes to delicate piano ballads, Francois creates songs both refreshing and familiar with a colossal amount of slickly addictive polish and an undeniable vocal, sharply dressed into storytelling lyrics.
His career was launched when he independently released his 2017 debut single, “Spaceman,” followed by his 2018 debut album, Love. He soon garnered tens of millions of streams across digital platforms, appearing on several Spotify editorial playlists among other international top charts. His evocative 2020 ballad “Always” played a pivotal role in Feel The Beat, propelling him onto a global stage. He is now gearing up for the release of his sophomore album, Adventure Book, to be released in May 2022. The forthcoming album can best be described as a wanderlust memoir journeying through an ever-surprising world of slick pop production that dauntlessly ventures through awe-inspiring symphonic concert halls, cathedrals, and small villages.
“Paper Planes” revisits sun-flecked memories of a summer love during golden hour on the beaches of Oaxaca, Mexico, through guitar strings and honeyed vocals. As listeners are treated to this tender walk down memory lane, they are also transported to the calm beach with an ocean breeze through the colorful lyrics. At times, it feels strange to listen to something so deeply intimate, and yet, it feels familiar as the gentle soundscape evokes sentimental recollection. The breezy and soft vocals remind us of the momentary loves that we’ve experienced in our lives – fleeting, but everlasting in the sense that we have memories to hold onto.