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Exclusive Premiere: Stream Francois Klark’s Stunning New Indie Pop Ballad “Paper Planes”

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Emerging Canadian soul-pop/R&B artist and Humber College of Music graduate Francois Klark is back with stunning new indie pop ballad “Paper Planes”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.

“Paper Planes” a sunset-staged ballad filled with incredible musicianship, harmonies, and sonic quality. A love song inspired by the beauty of the golden hour at the beach, Klark’s “Paper Planes” is as much of an experience as it is a song. With his preference for keyboard instruments, the ballad was written on an old Yamaha harmonium pump organ, mic’d during recording to capture the creaks and sounds of the aged instrument. Combining anthemic strings with a pop melody, “Paper Planes” peacefully and romantically describes a couple watching the sunset and getting lost in a little vacation town, unfazed and unworried about not knowing where they are because they have each other.  

With intimate, organic, acoustic performances surrounded by cinematic and electronic elements, “Paper Planes” is a beautifully crafted pop song and is the second single off of his upcoming album “Adventure Book”. The song was co-produced by Vancouver artist/producer Sean Wharton (On Planets) who also played strings, and was vocally produced by Justin Abedin (Jacksoul, Matt Dusk), who Klark worked with while a backup vocalist on Canadian Idol.

Klark has opened for Grammy Award winner Jon Bellion, (Eminem and Rihanna’s “Monster” and Justin Bieber’s “Holy”) and has shared stages with R&B icon Ginuwine as well as Karl Wolf as a back-up vocalist. The incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist was discovered by dance industry icon Mia Michaels, paving the way for his music to be prominently featured in Netflix’s 2020 hit dance film, “Feel The Beat“, and his song, “Always”, was eventually re-recorded in both Spanish and English by young actress Sofia Carson (Disney’s Descendants). Francois has performed in studio sessions and arranged vocals for legendary record labels including Universal Music and Decca Records, and also sang back-up on Canadian Idol. 

A lifelong music student both inside and outside of the classroom, Klark focuses heavily on the sonic and audio integrity of his compositions. He was awarded Humber College’s Moe Koffman Universal Music Award and the Oscar Peterson Award for outstanding achievement in Music, the highest honour for any student in Humber’s music program. With interest from both Capitol and Virgin Records in his upcoming album set for release in the spring of next year, Klark is truly a musical force to be reckoned with. 

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