The multi-talented Eugene Francis Jnr has announced the release of his brand new single "Calliope Fuxwar" on November 12th 2012, taken from the highly anticipated forthcoming album ‘Death And Das Love Bytes’.
The enigmatic troubadour has found himself beating many a path in the creation of his new album. From supporting the likes of Coldplay, Tegan & Sara and Todd Rundgren, to selling everything he owned and riding out on a motorcycle into Latin America, then hiding out in a studio in Los Angeles to put down a menagerie of ideas and life experiences on record that make up ‘Death And Das Love Bytes’.
The new single "Calliope Fuxwar" is perhaps the perfect introduction to the direction Eugene Francis Jnr has taken in recording ‘Death And Das Love Bytes’, but it still only scratches the surface of a record bubbling over with ideas and rich in influences.
Here is Eugene’s take on how the new single came about:
“Calliope Fuxwar was really the product of reading endless Greek mythology on the road, listening to nothing but dubby complextro, French house and grunge for a week then getting my mittens on a new little drum machine and vocal sampler.
I wanted something musical but dirty, something to dance to but equally something to pogo to. I had also just watched Drive and was blown away by the synthy piano soundtrack.“
Recalling influences ranging from MSTRKRFT and Daft Punk to Sleigh Bells and Animal Collective, and spanning across avant-garde soundscapes to joyful folktronica, Eugene Francis Jnr playfully fuses together beats, loops and samples to create multi-layered and infectious pop songs.
It’s a heady combination and one that marks Eugene Francis Jnr out as a truly compelling artist and a serious one-to-watch in the run up to his new album ‘Death And Das Love Bytes’.
Eugene Francis Jnr performs at this year’s SWN festival on October 21st. The new single "Calliope Fuxwar" is out on November 12th 2012 from all good digital stores. The album ‘Death And Das Love Bytes’ will be out in early 2013.
“Exquisite” Music Week
“New wave Dylan meets Aphex Twin” Music News
“The soundtrack to the first day of the rest of your life” Metro
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Eugene Francis Jnr Official Website