Fast Rising Multi-Instrumentalist Miles Francis Releases Video For Genre-Bending New Single “Sophomore Slump”
Catchy and intimate – Stereogum
…will catch you by surprise with catchy hooks and a thick layer of emotional depth – Baeble Music
Following the release of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Miles Francis’, debut EP Swimmers, Miles is back with his new single “Sophomore Slump,” an infectiously catchy ode that pokes fun at an all-too-familiar phenomenon. Watch the video via The Deli Magazine.
Produced, written, and performed (with no looping or sampling) by Francis himself, “Sophomore Slump” is organic pop music, an equal mix of self-deprecation and resilience, and true earworm that’s bound to stick in your head long after the last note fades. The accompanying video, directed by Charles Billot (who directed all of the videos for Swimmers) presents Francis flanked by two figures in black bodysuits wearing white feather boas, popping colorful balloons and following the double entendre dance steps. “Those figures are like the editing voices that appear as you grow older, telling you what you can or cannot do. You have to recognize your personal voices, learn to live with them, and in this case, dance with them.”
While Swimmers was Miles first EP he has been around for years. You might have seen him on Late Show with David Letterman drumming with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, or on Jimmy Kimmel Live! keeping time for Antibalas — the band he joined in 2010, when he was just 19; in South Africa onstage with Angelique Kidjo; in Hollywood playing with Amber Mark; or at the Apollo Theater backing up the late Sharon Jones.
Swimmers showed off Miles’s range of influences, from J Dilla to David Bowie, received radio play across the country at tastemaker stations like KCRW and KUTX, and garnered thoughtful words at places like Stereogum (“catchy, intimate”), The FADER (“sparkly”), and Blackbook (“graceful”), among others.
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