Theatrical New York falsetto howler Francis Farewell Starlite, who records as Francis And The Lights, has built up some serious respect among his peers over the past few years, and he must’ve called in every favor imaginable to make his glimmering new track “Friends.” The song has vocals from both Bon Iver, who sounds a whole lot like Francis, and from a non-rapping Kanye West. And the song has writing and production assists from Rostam Bantmanglij, Ariel Rechtshaid, Benny Blanco, and Cashmere Cat. Regular Francis collaborator Jake Schreier directed the video, which is made to look like one continuous camera shot. It stars Francis, Justin Vernon, and Kanye West, all on a blank soundstage, and it has Francis and Vernon doing some beautifully weird choreographed dancing. Check it out below.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 7, 2016
No word on a new Francis And The Lights album, but that suddenly seems like a big deal.