You’re gonna hear a lot about him this year so we’d recommend you get familiar with Mathieu Hocine, AKA Kid Francescoli. He’s been at work on the follow-up to 2020’s Lovers, with a brief detour into score and soundtrack territory for last year’s Azuro, and while not ready to reveal it just yet, the Marseille-based artist released the first track to be taken from those sessions today.
‘You Are Everywhere’, with a feature from Turbo Goth, is a layered pop gem that will delight fans of his previous work but also hook new listeners, a bridge between organic and synthetic sound that’s another example of the French just being really good at this kind of thing. Air, Phoenix, Christine and the Queens… if you’ve got any interest in that lineage, you’ll love this. Speaking of the latter, Stan Neff (Christine & the Queens) mixed this batch of new material, topped off with mastering by French Touch luminary Alex Gopher, so you know it sounds super crisp.
We’re premiering the video for ‘You Are Everywhere’ below, so tap in and keep your eyes peeled for more from Hocine later in the year.