Artist info

Genre

Dance, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Drake, J Cole, Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper


band members

Vox. 'FRANÇOIS' Prod. Self/Variable


Influences

Kanye West, Coldplay, Drake, Kid Cudi


Unearthed artists we like

Kaiit, Tkay Maidza, Martian, KÖDA, Zac Slater, REMI, Yaw Faso, Arno Faraji


Bio

Melbourne artist FRANÇOISTUNES is leading a new wave of artists who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary Australian hip-hop. As the soundscape evolves, he is evolving with it. A singer, songwriter, rapper and producer, François has a creative mind overflowing with ideas and ambitions.

François’ inspirations come from far beyond the realm of rap, evident in his genre-bending sounds that meld hip-hop, pop and electronic synths. His fresh outlook on music is assembled from an interest in art, design and fashion and influenced by his diverse musical interests that span from Coldplay to Kanye West.

Born to Zimbabwean parents, François grew up listening to an array of different artists. Encapsulated by the need to make music, he started crafting beats at the age of 13 and learnt how to rap shortly after. Francoistunes released his first self-produced, mixed and mastered project ‘Blue Skies’ EP in 2015.

Since releasing his first single ‘Last Dolla’ in 2017, Françoistunes has taken his time and used the past year to grow and evolve as an artist by writing and producing his own EP, titled ‘Blue Sky Paradise’, to be released on Friday, April 6th.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

09 Apr 2018

Triple J
30

Did not expect a sunny acoustic guitar/whistle solo after LastDolla, so this is surprising from you - but cool for you to show off your versatility. Keen for it if you're pushing more into this Chance The Rapper soul kinda territory.

Did not expect a sunny acoustic guitar/whistle solo after LastDolla, so this is surprising from you - but cool for you to show off your versatility. Keen for it if you're pushing more into this Chance The Rapper soul kinda territory.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

01 Aug 2017

Triple J
35

A heartfelt earworm of a track.

A heartfelt earworm of a track.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

30 May 2017

Triple J
40

Yep, totally on board with Dec. At the start I feel like I'm listening to a cooler version of hotling bling. Total banger.

Yep, totally on board with Dec. At the start I feel like I'm listening to a cooler version of hotling bling. Total banger.