Shooting Star: Toronto’s @FrancescoYates with “Better To Be Loved”

FRANCESCO YATES, “Better To Be Loved”

From the beginning of the song, it tricks you into thinking that it might be a cover of “Billie Jean” or “Uptown Funk!”, and then the voice kicks in and this hybrid Justin Timberlake/Bruno Mars vocal by 19 year old Toronto singer Francesco Yates has you hook, line and sinker with “Better To Be Loved”.  That’s not to say that either he or his song are derivative.  This is an inspiring, invigorating pop/R&B song and talent that has got the attention of Pharrell Williams for a full album.  And last week I got to see what the fuss was about with a performance in Toronto during Canadian Music Week that was energetic and completely captivating.  Next stop the U.S. and the rest of the world for Canada’s latest talented export!

Your chance to see him!  Francesco Yates plays the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto on Thursday, May 21.

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