Francis Novotny – Hit N Run
Not so much is known of Francis Novotny, a producer / multi-instrumentalist / singer-songwriter born in Gothenburg and now resident in Paris. The kid dropped an electro-laden instrumental piece, Run Away, a month ago, leaving a glimpse of his skills as producer. But it is through his new offering Hit N Run that the Swedish artist has revealed all his enormous potential. We can think of this track like a genre-blending example: Novotny took elements from electronic soul, glitch-hop and something from nu-r’n’b as well to create a sound that could be as personal as possible. So over a cascade of swelling synth lines and throbbing beats, Francis has found the perfect stage to unleash his theatrical voice. Hit N Run makes me think of SOHN, but produced by Hudson Mohawke. Or vice versa. Listen below.