Francis and the Lights is a New York City, NY, USA band, led by Francis Farewell Starlite.
An elusive and romantic mix of soul and electronics, Francis and The Lights deliver a riveting, cinematic live performance that exists in its own universe with its own rules.
In late-2007, they self-released a 0c download EP, "Striking". In 2008, they released "A Modern Promise" (Aug '08, Normative) & a single "LIME / WYN" (Cantora Records). In 2010, they featured on Karaoke, from Drake's "Thank Me Later" (15 Jun '10).
“I make music that makes me want to dance” says Francis Farewell Starlite, the sole driving force of the operation (the term “and the Lights” refers to stage-lights and screen pixels). The “Glenn Gould of pop music,” Francis wears only black and white, practices the piano 2 hours a day minimum. The live show is capable of “near Springsteen levels of catharsis” (Time Out) as Francis “swings the mic stand like a young James Brown.” (FADER).
In 2010, Francis and the Lights released the EP “It’ll Be Better,” and toured with Drake, MGMT, KE$HA, Mark Ronson, and La Roux.
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