Francine Belle has finally released her debut solo single "Beautiful Heights." Poptastic Confessions has been following her career since 2012! How so? Keep on reading ...
In November of 2012, Davearama interviewed Felix from the-now-defunct-Swedish-pop-group Le Kid (Ed. note: Felix is now in RABBII). During the interview, Davearama asked Felix about his involvement in a side project called Dream Beats with producer Anders Hansson. Felix told him about the song Dream Beats did over the summer with a group called The Face. The song was called "Love Stuck."
"Love Stuck" by Dream Beats featuring The Face (Poptastic Confessions #9 song of 2012) was the first time we heard of Francine. They only had this one single. However, their SoundCloud page is still up and you can hear some of their demos. (Ed. note: Their demo "Learning To Dance" was rerecorded by Christie and the Dream Beats.) The Face went their separate ways soon afterwards. (Ed. note: Christie and the Dream Beats have been our our year-end countdown twice: "It Wasn't My Fault" was #16 in 2016, and "My Boyfriend's Clothes" was #14 in 2017.)
From there, we just happened to follow Francine on Twitter. In the summer of 2014, we saw that she had a new song "Crying On The Dancefloor" with a group called Parralox. We were completely obsessed with the song, and it became Poptastic Confessions #2 song of 2014. In hindsight, it probably should have been #1. We really have to thank Francine for leading us to Parralox. (Ed. note: Parralox would finally get the year-end #1 song in 2017 with "Electric Nights.")
After that, Francine worked as a backing vocalist for Elton John and Bright Light Bright Light. In February of 2017, we featured Francine as one of 10 Strong Black Women to keep an eye on as part of Black History Month.
So now the time has come for Francine to finally release her debut single. "Beautiful Heights" is a soulful pop song that mixes a capella with Afrobeats. It has a soaring vocal melody, which Francine wrote and produced. "The song came to me in a dream almost fully formed — chorus melody and lyrics. I rolled over in bed, grabbed my phone, and recorded the voicenote before promptly falling back asleep. I think I still have the voicenote, with yawns in it and everything." Have a listen and watch the stunning video ...
Wasn't that lovely? Yes, it was! What a voice! The beau was super hot, too! Did you watch to the very end? You should. "Beautiful Heights" is available on digital outlets everywhere. We can't stress this enough: Please buy the song so that the artist gets proceeds. Streaming is nice, but purchasing is better! We've gone ahead and added the song to our 2018 Poptastic Confessions Playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!~
P.S. We almost forgot to tell you that you can hear another new song by Francine on her Soundcloud page. The song is called "Wicked Boys" and it is FAB! Have a listen clicking on the song name. Hopefully we can download it soon, too.
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