Eighteen year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto, Canada, Francesco Yates just unleashed his lead single, "Call," (out now on iTunes) produced by Robin Hannibal and written by Francesco Yates and Matt Morris. Directed by DJay Brawner, the video for the single recently premiered on Complex. Francesco's music has been influenced by a range of artists from classic rock legends such as Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin & Freddie Mercury of Queen to timeless soul powerhouses, Donny Hathaway & Stevie Wonder. On his forthcoming debut album, he has enlisted the help of heavy-hitting producers Pharrell Williams and Robin Hannibal of Rye/Quadron (Kendrick Lamar, B.O.B.).
He's absolutely gonna be just a huge, huge, huge pop star, but not in the way people have been thinking of pop music in the past 10 years — Pharrell Williams
He's the Nile Rodgers of people who can't drink yet — Noisey, Music by Vice
He is going to shock the world — Timbaland