Today, Franky Fade unveils Bon ami, a sensual and catchy track that recalls the intensity of a first love and the passion that accompanies it. Produced with the help of Sambé and the duo Pops & Poolboy, the song draws its stylistic elements from American pop and electronic music, and is inspired by Latin and African rhythms. This collaboration propelled Franky to experiment and expand his musical repertoire, leading him to create sounds he had never explored before. Bon ami comes out on the eve of the release of CONTRADICTIONS, the Gaspé-born rapper and singer-songwriter’s first solo album, which will be available everywhere this Friday, October 8th.
With this new single, Fade lives up to his reputation by demonstrating his versatility and ability to play with words, all the while finely executing the hard-hitting lyrics of the piece. This single, though it shows a more sensitive side of the rapper and evokes tender memories of a first love, is just as captivating as his previous releases, thanks to the pop influences that have been incorporated. The memorable melodies of Bon ami make this third track a fantastic earworm that sets the stage wonderfully for the release of the album.
Bon ami is available on all streaming platforms.
The images that accompany the song take us to the heart of a story illustrating the passage from friendship to love, unfolding in all its shyness and ambiguity. Touching, yet simple in its beauty with breathtaking scenery, the music video for Bon ami, which was directed by studio Bien à vous, mirrors the love that is spoken of in the lyrics and into which the rapper finally lets himself fall. Throughout the album, I question the feelings of love that flourish within me, to the point of denying them completely. It was important for me to have a song that, on the contrary, celebrated this love and presented it as a salvation, rather than a condemnation, explains the artist.
Earlier this summer, Franky Fade unveiled Vertige, a song with a captivating modern hip-hop framework and experimental overtones, on which he lucidly expresses his fear of falling in love. The song reached the first position on CISM’s Franco chart for four consecutive weeks, and sat at the top of UQTR’s radio station CFOU’s French Top 20 for five weeks this summer. Rewind, Franky’s catchy second single, on which he talks about his need for freedom and living in the moment, was accompanied by a video that brilliantly parodies the television classic MTV Cribs.
Franky Fade is taking advantage of the release of his new single to announce that he will be taking over the stages of several venues across the province in November and December. This series of concerts will end on December 9th in Montreal, when the rapper and singer will present CONTRADICTIONS in front of a sold out Ausgang Plaza. See the list below for all the details.
18-11-2021 La Sarre, QC - La Brute du Coin
19-11-2021 Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Le QG
20-11-2021 Val-d'Or, QC - Microbrasserie Le Prospecteur
02-12-2021 La Pocatière, QC - La Baleine Endiablée
03-12-2021 Mont-Louis, QC - La Pointe Sec
04-12-2021 L'Anse-au-Griffon, QC - Centre Culturel Le Griffon
09-12-2021 Montréal, QC - Ausgang Plaza (Sold out!)
10-12-2021 Montréal, QC - Ausgang Plaza NEW DATE
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; his most personal project 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.