Young Franco releases new Pharrell-inspired single, “Like That”
Based in Sydney/Eora Young Franco and American rapper Pell become an international duo that harnesses and perfectly reflects the power of collaboration, with their fourth collaborative effort, “Like That”. They recorded the track alongside Jafunk, another Berlin producer raised in Perth.
Sonically, Young Franco and Jafunk combine to create a track that reflects the golden age of club-oriented rap music pioneered in Virginia by production greats including Pharrell, The Neptunes and Timbaland. His ready-to-bounce drums work perfectly with fast strumming guitars and a slamming bassline. On the upper front, Pell is in no rush to pull off his slick bars, gliding to the beat with elegance and class before lapping it up with an infectious hook.
Young Franco and Pell have a reputation for creating successful musical releases. Their debut track, “Juice,” spent nine weeks at No. 1 on Spotify’s flagship indie playlist, Front Left, BBC Radio 1 Spins by Annie Mac and Molly King, plus “Next Wave” artist by Zane Lowe on Beats1. .
The duo followed their first hit “Fallin’ Apart” alongside Denzel Curry, which served as the soundtrack to an Apple Airpods campaign, viewed more than four million times. It also sat at No. 1 on the US Shazam Discovery Chart for four weeks and saw over five million likes on TikTok and 700 million views.
Jafunk enters the equation with a distinct swagger and energy. The Perth-based, Berlin-based producer has become famous in local circles for his funky, soulful take on traditional house music. His remix of Set Mo’s “Chasing Forever” reached over 5 million streams, with his follow-up songs receiving millions of plays hosted on tastemaker channels such as Majestic Casual, The Sound You Need and Selected. .
Young Franco’s last two years were his longest to date. It currently sits on over 135 million streams across all singles to date, with over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. During this period, he composed the soundtrack for the new Australian Football League and received worldwide synchronizations for brands such as Apple, Starbucks, Topshop and Kia. Currently he is touring the US and has blocked huge festival slots at Lollapalooza, Falls Festival, Spilled Milk, Lost Paradise.
Buy or spread “Like That”.