Our gift for the weeknd…
Yesterday, these two were kind enough to drop this little gift right before our weekend started and now we have something fresh to cleanse our musical palettes. The two had been teasing fans for sometime about their work in the studio, and finally we receive their anticipated product, which also features Francis and the Lights. “Wild Love” is an enchanting track that captivates you at first listen. It already begins with a dynamic introduction of all three artists’ sounds as we hear the the vocal and synth layers most commonly known from Francis, the high falsettos singing by Abel, and the infectious sirens and electronic rain drop noises of Cashmere Cat. This single will be the title track to Cashmere’s new album, Wild Love which will drop today! The album is to be via Mad Love (Benny Blanco’s production division under Interscope Records).
This stunning single is ominous and charismatic. It is a wake up call, a battle cry, and a lullaby. The way that Francis messes with vocals and warps them into blurry incantations is what really gives this piece some personality. With Cashmere’s intended interruptions, the song is strikingly beautiful. And as for The Weeknd, he carries the track with a fantastic will and force that thrusts us into their worlds of music.
The Weeknd, like a lone-wolf, howls into the digital mixing of both producers works bringing soul to this exotic melody. An atmosphere is created between the trio’s contributions to the song and it only excites an individual for what these guys will bring to the music scene as they continue to develop their styles and create new projects for us to indulge in.
In other news, it seems like The Weeknd has a lot in store for us as he has been hinting to various collaborations with other artists in the past few weeks over his social media. We heard the other day from a Republic Records Executive that this R&B god would be working on a joint-track with the electronic-dance heavyweights Daft Punk.
Cashmere Cat released his last EP project back in 2014 titled Wedding Bells. He has made quite a successful career for himself as he has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and A$AP Ferg (just to name a few).
As for Francis, of Francis and the Lights, a lot of people are getting to know the sonic extraordinaire as he recently released his own song
“Friends” and an accompanying music video that featured both Kanye West and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. In addition to this, “Friends” was sampled and used for the track “Summer Friends” one of Chance the Rapper’s hit songs off his album Coloring Book. Francis will now be touring with Chance on his Magnificent Coloring World Tour this autumn!