Francis and the Lights, the left-field pop artist known for his work with hip-hop royalty like Chance the Rapper and Yeezy, has released his new album with just a day's notice. Titled "Just for Us", it's comprised entirely of new material that's completely collaboration free.
The 36-year-old first let fans know about the record yesterday, tweeting: "I’m gonna release an album tomorrow will you help spread the word?". Understandably, his followers had a mini-meltdown before he stuck to his word, unveiling the 10 track LP earlier today. The album cover, incongruously summery considering the album dropped in the middle of winter, depicts a swimmer clutching onto a sparkling blue poolside.
It's Francis and the Lights' second full-length effort, following his debut LP "Farewell, Starlite!" which dropped in September 2016. "Farewell, Starlite" spawned the single Friends, which featured Bon Iver and Kanye West. In May of 2017, Francis and Lights signed to Kanye's label, GOOD Music.
Clocking in at a neat 26 minutes, it's a short record but doesn't need to beg for attention with a lengthy runtime; the last album release day of the year is a notoriously quiet one.
As a result, Francis' surprise electro treat is the only strong new release you need to listen to, so there's no excuse for sleeping on it.
'Just For Us' is available on Apple Music and Spotify now