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Award-Winning Canadian Francois Klark Showcases His Remarkable Talents On Upcoming Album
Award-Winning Canadian singer-songwriter Francois Klark will be releasing his album titled, “Adventure Book”, on July 29 2022.
Recognized around the world as an exceptional artist, producer, musician, and singer-songwriter, the recipient of Humber College’s Oscar Peterson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, the highest honour from their prestigious Bachelor of Music Program, is a fiercely creative artist who has captivated both music fans and top-level music industry professionals across the globe. With impeccable attention to detail and sound quality, Klark’s music seamlessly blends Pop, Neo-Soul, and Electronic elements with organic and orchestral sounds. His expert and comprehensive musical approach makes for a stunning sonic experience, complimented by his invigorating melodies and descriptive lyrics.
Prominently featured in the Netflix hit film, “Feel The Beat”, alongside artists including Demi Lovato and Alessia Cara, Klark’s single “Always” was covered by Disney star Sofia Carson. With over 15,000,000 streams on Spotify alone, Klark has opened for Grammy Award winning artist Jon Bellion and shared stages with R&B music icon Ginuwine, as well as Shawn Desman. Having performed in Universal Music Group studio sessions, the talented artist has also arranged for legendary record label, Decca Records, the original home of iconic artists including Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong.
Klark’s album brilliantly explores his remarkable talents as an artist, showcasing his unparalleled attention to detail, creativity, and musicianship on a project dedicated to his numerous adventures around the world. Drawing inspiration while also being compared to some of his favourite artists including Labyrinth and Maggie Rogers, Klark masterfully builds upon the distinct sounds he established on his debut record, “Love”, while unreservedly pouring his alluring creativity into each moment on the album. Serving as both musician and producer on the project, Klark also worked with Grammy Award-nominated Canadian musician Drew Jurecka and Sean Wharton (On Planets).
The first single off of the album, “Paper Planes” is a Pop-infused, expansive yet intimate and organic track surrounded by cinematic and electronic elements. The beautifully crafted, Oaxaca, Mexico inspired love song was written on a decades old Yamaha pump organ and features the slight yet audible creaks of the instrument, and lush, enveloping vocal harmonies that are impossible to forget. Later followed by “Cecilia”, an addictive, upbeat Pop song that features sounds reminiscent of Klark’s native South Africa, the track combines the invigorating sound of rhythmic guitars with deliberately textured percussion behind lyrics dedicated to the everlasting friendship of his childhood best friend.
The album features lead track “Fuego”, a stand out, up-tempo Pop song with cinematic and electronic production that also draws inspiration from Klark’s love for world music. Written about the new experiences, human connections, and moments of inspiration and wonder he felt while on a trip to Guatemala, Francois Klark’s “Adventure Book” is filled with outstanding lyrics, expert melodic craftsmanship, and musical performances as awe-inspiring as the journeys they were written about.
With exceptional talent and musical mastery so rarely seen in the industry today, Klark’s “Adventure Book” is a stunningly crafted and performed musical voyage filled with invigorating Pop anthems and introspective ballads. Celebrating all of the serene, exciting, and astounding moments experienced while traveling the world, Klark’s masterful, musical exploration of the planet through sound and lyric showcase the limitless nature of his talent and creativity. Traversing the colourful sights, sounds, and personalities experienced during his travels, with “Adventure Book” Klark solidifies himself as the young and brilliantly talented artist he is with an understanding of music that can take most artists decades to cultivate.