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Francis and the Lights


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New York City, NY, USA

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 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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  • lolijackson

    If you enjoy Francis and the Lights, come check out the new City Flux Mix Tape, featuring "If They Don't Come Tomorrow" and 19 other indie tracks on

    15 Jan 3:06pm Reply
  • Viscounnt

    Like A Dream EP <3

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • stupidfukk

    I'll Never Forget You is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard thanks to Birdy.

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • daMuenni

    Donde es "Fell On Your Head"? I need that song!

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • SimoneBerlioz

    He was a good friend.. <3

    25 Apr 2012 Reply


    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Sir_LePaul

    Darling, It's Alright!!!! <3

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • kataklyzmik

    This music makes me wanna watch Cheers or something. So nostalgic.

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • phterrell

    this is the first i've heard about young coconuts

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • FCA19795

    He seems like a merger of Peter Gabriel and James Brown. lol Good stuff.

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    They remind me of T-Bird and the Breaks

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Groshkiej

    something for polish fans ;) and yeah ... this is awesome

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • dream-eater

    this is AWESOME

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • TheRealSidShaw

    Saw them for the first time at the Mark Ronson & Business INTL last month at Webster Hall and FELL IN LOVE! DYING to see them live again!

    17 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Albert-The-Duke

    I saw him live last night at the La Roux show... Kind of obnoxious. And weird that he technically opened for a dance-rap group.

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Skyrolla

    oh my god, i just heard them for the first time tonight opening for la roux. they are AMAZING. I was absolutely blown away, please come back and play more shows, Francis! <3

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Gurby88

    You guys are awsome! Loving the album and loving the sound :) Please, please, pleaaaase come to Amsterdam?

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • miyemcc

    It'll be Better is my current album on repeat...only complaint is the album is too short in it's entirety

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • uvgotproblmz

    am i really the top listener? too bad you'll never come to minnesota before you'll be too famous to play anything other than a 18 year old, wannabe hipster, jersey shore lovin', jason meraz fadora wearing, dumb girl infested venue. you're too good for that.

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Rolyath321

    Dang, thought these guys were bigger. Great music!

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
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