Hav­ing only released one single so far, emer­ging Man­cuni­an singer/songwriter Francesca is already well on the road to star­dom. With her debut offer­ing “Want­ing Me” — a refresh­ing Rhythm ‘n’ Pop record, that serves all the key com­pon­ents of a cer­ti­fied sum­mer bop — cap­tur­ing the ears and atten­tion of many.

Since it’s Janu­ary release, the track has impress­ively garnered close to 200,000 streams on Spo­ti­fy with no major push, in addi­tion to see­ing the song­stress gain sup­port across the board with almost every DJ on Radio 1 play­ing the single mul­tiple times, and land­ing her first com­mer­cial part­ner­ship via a Pretty Little Thing advert­ise­ment just five months into her tra­ject­ory.

Stay­ing true to her diverse music­al iden­tity which is built upon the rich, earthy son­ics of Miss Lauryn Hill, the rel­ev­ant top­ics are cap­tured in H.E.R’s con­tem­por­ary coo’s and KAYTRANADA’s dis­tinct­ive blend of tra­di­tion­al hip-hop beats and hazy house grooves. It is clear that Francesca has effort­lessly extrac­ted ele­ments from the artistry of those afore­men­tioned to cre­ate her cur­rent sound. A sound that hears her steer away from the norm’s of the pop­u­lar and “urb­an” music of today and in the dir­ec­tion of feel-good, house-infused tracks. Enriched by her abil­ity to draw on the emo­tions she feels or once felt while pen­ning her raw and relat­able lyr­i­cism.

Hop­ing to recap­ture the magic of her pre­de­cessor, the sing­er is ready to release her second single entitled “Fantasy”. Wear­ing her heart on her sleeve, Francesca mel­od­ises over a hazy, roman­ti­cised  House-tinged ambi­ence; under­pinned by an infec­tious instru­ment­a­tion-filled back­drop. Atop, she lyr­ic­ally illus­trates an infatu­ation for a tox­ic lov­er — a com­mon tale for many of us.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.