Kaine Francesco

REVIEW: ‘Sing The Body Electric’ – Kaine Francesco

Kaine Francesco – “Up High”

by Christopher Smith

Welcome to the world of Kaine Francesco. Welcome to the song “Sing The Body Electric”. Welcome to his debut album “Up High”.

Kaine is a singer and songwriter based in London. He released the album “Up High” last November and has already released the title track and “Black Friday” from the album as singles. “Sing The Body Electric” has a haunting, electronic beat running throughout, backed with a single guitar and Kaine’s hypnotic vocals laying ever so gently on top.

Kaine himself describes his brand of music “an eclectic mix of baroque acoustic and electro-pop, Kaine adds a hint of magic to urban reality”. He states his influences are Kate Bush, Florence Welch, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey and Maria Callas. “Up High” is a highly outstanding debut collection of gorgeous down tempo and acoustic numbers intertwined with soul funk grooves that accentuate Kaine’s ever changing vocal style and ability as a hugely thought provoking singer.

Every one of the twelve tracks are just perfect for chilling out and relaxing, and welcome you deep inside for the full experience. Standouts are “Lovely People” and “Ever On Your Own”. In both, Kaine allows himself to feel the lyrics he wrote and let the emotion unravel for all to hear.

Kaine demonstrates on both “Sing The Body Electric” and “Up High” his amazing talent to create music and to perform it in his own unique and impressive arena. This is definitely someone to look out for if you haven’t yet discovered Kaine. We here at talkaboutpopmusic.com are certainly keeping our eyes and ears open to Kaine from now on!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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