Franky Fade presents Rewind, the second track off his upcoming album due out this fall via Bonsound. Earlier this summer, the rapper and singer touched on his troubled relationship with love on Vertige, his album's debut track. The song stayed at the top of CISM's Franco chart for four consecutive weeks and has been sitting at the top of l’UQTR’s radio station CFOU’s French Top 20 for the last five weeks. With this new promising single, he unveils, in English this time, his independent nature and his desire to live in the moment.
When I made Rewind, I tried to crystallize the sense of independence and absolute confidence I sometimes feel after a show, or recording a great take in the studio, explains Franky of his song. Feeling like you can take on the whole world, just like in the song’s chorus : “If you can’t take it all, then take it out on me”. We’ll see the opposite of this sentiment later on in the album.
Known for his lyrical ability and versatility, the rapper teamed up with singer and multi-instrumentalist Miko for the production of this catchy track, which has a simple, effective composition. Over heavy 808 bass and thrilling electric guitars, Franky Fade’s voice alternates between confident rhymes and powerful melodies.
The single is available now on all music services.
Franky Fade is the star of his own MTV Cribs episode, which he parodies in his first music video off the upcoming album. The music video follows the rapper and his friends as they move around an opulent mansion. We discover Rewind, the artist's captivating second single to be released this year, through a generous dose of humour and witty dance moves. Directed by Phil Chagnon, the music video features some members of Original Gros Bonnet, Jamaz (LaF) and the coolest chihuahua ever. Franky Fade's raw energy is on full display, even as the video concludes with an unexpected twist. The rapper is completely uninhibited, and presents a meta-story that echoes his will to enjoy life to the fullest.
Just days after announcing his signing to Bonsound last June, Franky Fade premiered his first single Vertige in an exclusive solo performance for PELOUSE, a series developed by Festival Santa Teresa. The video is available on YouTube and Instagram.
About Franky Fade
Known as the frontman for the Montreal band Original Gros Bonnet, Franky Fade won the 23rd edition of the 2019 Francouvertes with the group, which emerged while he was studying music at Cégep Saint-Laurent. During his early years he was fascinated by the piano, but when writing became his main outlet for self-expression he traded his keyboard for a microphone. Around the same time, he discovered hip-hop culture and fell in love with the authentic, liberating spirit of the genre, thanks in part to Kendrick Lamar's ambitious To Pimp a Butterfly. He then dove head first into the music of A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla and MF DOOM.
O.G.B’s vibrant hip-hop took him to the stages of major festivals across Quebec (Francos de Montréal, Osheaga, Santa Teresa). Following the release of the band’s second LP in the summer of 2020, the rapper began to work on his first solo album. This project, due out in 2021, is his most personal to date, as he wrote the majority of the music and signs all of the lyrics. Through a variety of uninhibited, danceable hip-hop, Franky Fade explores the paradoxes that exist within his life.