Music Video: Francis and the Lights- "Friends (feat. Bon Iver & Kanye West)"

Francis and the Lights released a new music video today for their song, "Friends." The visuals feature Kanye West and Bon Iver, who also appears in the song. Chance The Rapper has been promoting the video heavily since last night, leading many to think the music video for "Summer Friends" would be released today. You can see the confusion as Francis and the Lights were featured on that song from Chance's Coloring Book project. I was definitely confused haha. However, the video is pretty dope and you can definitely see the effects of a Kanye West-directed video. The minimalistic visuals are right up his alley. As for the song, it sounds very similar to Francis' contributions to "Summer Friends;" it's possible it stemmed from the same studio session? Either way, it's fresh as hell.

Edit: Francis sampled his song "Friends" to create his part on Chance's "Summer Friends." Mystery solved.

-AO

Chance the Rapper covered the theme song from Arthur at a concert a month or so ago and now he has released the cover in all its wonderful CDQ glory. It’s called “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur” and it features additional vocals from Wyclef Jean, Francis and the Lights, Jessie Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane & The O’My’s, Donnie Trumpet, and Peter Cottontale. He also had his band, The Social Experiment, back him up on the instrumentation. This is a wonderful music and I love that Chance makes music my generation can really connect to. Enjoy.

Also check out the trailer he released for a possible upcoming music video for his song, “I Am Very Very Lonely.”

-AO