Photo Credit: Quin West
South African born, Toronto based singer-songwriter, Francois Klark has recently released a lyric video for his single, “Spaceman”, which you can see below. The single can now be streamed and downloaded on all major platforms and the upcoming album is set to be released in early 2018. We also had the chance to conduct a Five Questions With segment with Francois, so be sure to give that a read through below, as well.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey Canada! I’m a small town South African choir boy, graphic design drop out, Humber College music graduate who now calls Toronto home. I spend most of my time on mountains, anywhere that is close to trees and large bodies of water (very thankful for Lake Ontario), and behind my baby grand piano writing songs. I’m a massive science fiction fan, which might explain my love for using big synths and vocoder. I’m also a romantic, so recording music with just raw vocals, piano and a string section makes me very happy.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I like writing songs with a strong narrative told in language that paints a pretty vivid image. I treat each song like a little short film that generally plays out in either an epic soundscape or a very intimate space. I like marrying live band, orchestral instrumentation and electronic elements which results in, what my production partner, Kibwe Thomas, and I coined as alternative pop anthems.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Soaring electric guitars, breathtaking orchestral arrangements, driving synths, piano, pulsing rhythms, with a hint of world music – a cinematic journey.
Adelaide Hall – Nov 23
The Burdock – Dec 1
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
DiRTY RADiO, A Tribe Called Red, Stint, Alanis Morisette, Justin Nozuka, Aphrose, Joni Mitchell, City & Colour.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.