Music To Isolate To: Young Franco
With the ongoing and ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a crazy world out there right now, so it’s never been more important to band together. Self-isolation and social distancing are two of the most effective tools we have as a society to help fight COVID-19, but they’re also very difficult to undertake and they have very real, long-lasting consequences on the music and arts industries — some of which we aren’t even aware of yet. Our artists and our industry are already feeling the ripple effect, and things are only going to get worse before they get better.
Because of this, it’s up to us to use what we’ve got at our disposal to best represent and amplify our community and continue to tell artists’ stories. Purple Sneakers has always fiercely represented Australian music and our team are some of the best writers in the country, so we’re going to use our platform to continue doing what we do best: connect our community with the artists we love, and support artists by promoting their incredible music.
Music To Isolate To is an ongoing artist-curated playlist series by Purple Sneakers. We’ve asked some of our favourite artists ever to provide us with the ten songs they’re listening to while in isolation, and provide some commentary for their selections. We’ll be running these for the foreseeable future every Monday and Thursday, and you can follow the Spotify playlist which will be updated on these days right HERE. The idea is to not only promote artists who are curating the playlists, but to also promote those songs that mean a lot to them whether they be longtime classics or fresh new releases.
The next artist in our Music To Isolate To series is YOUNG FRANCO. King of bops, Young Franco has been a mainstay on the Australian dance scene and beyond for years now due to his quintessential funk-driven, groove-laden tracks. Always guaranteed to be a good time, Young Franco‘s far-reaching reputation as a bonafide hit machine has meant he’s collaborated with stacks of incredible artists including Reva Devito, Maribelle, Golden Vessel and more recently, Pell on his latest jam, ‘Juice’. He’s had extensive radio plays globally across triple j, Beats 1 and Sirius XM, including guest mix duties on BBCR1’s Diplo and Friends, sold out tours spanning Asia, Europe and Australia, and continues to shine as one of the country’s most exciting dance exports right now.
For his playlist, Young Franco picked a big mixed bag of tunes to get him through iso. From close friends to tracks he’s loving at the moment, dive into his selections below!
Silly Words – Dana Williams
My Friend Dana released this song a few weeks ago. It really is so beautiful. I’ve had it on repeat lately.
Fkn Around – Phony PPL
Such a vibe to get up and groovin when you’re not feeling to great.
Wishful Thinking – BENEE
One of my favourite songs by BENEE. She is really killing it at the moment.
Pluto Projector – Rex Orange County
Probably my fav song of the new album. He’s an all time favourite for me.
Hello? ft Rejjie Snow – Clairo
One of her older ones. Still such a jam. What a combo! Love Rejjie.
High School – Umi
Such a jam from Umi. She’s an artist I really love at the moment too. Big fan.
Sugar (Remix) ft Dua Lipa- Brockhampton
Didn’t expect this to happen but its a JAM. Dua is so great on everything.
Go to Town – Doja Cat
Got the chance to see Doja a few times when we toured the Listen Out run last year. She’s a machine.
Whats Poppin – Jack Harlow
Pell showed me this one! Been listening to it nonstop now.
On Read – Austin Millz x Pell
New one from Austin Millz and Pell. Such a jam. Only just found out about Austin but its a vibe.
Introduction by Emma Jones
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