Listen to five brand new tracks from Pharrell‘s favourite Canadian. The eighteen year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto is signed to Chris Smith Management-21 Music/Atlantic Records. On his debut album he has enlisted the help of heavy-hitting producers Pharrell Williams and Robin Hannibal of Rhye/Quadron (Kendrick Lamar, B.O.B.).
Leading up to the launch of his first single, Francesco Yates has already garnered attention from VICE Magazine, NME, MTV, and The Huffington Post to name a few, and has performed with JoJo for The Fader Magazine’s Vitamin Water #Uncapped series. Francesco’s musical talent is also featured on Pharrell’s critically acclaimed 2014 album, G I R L, as he plays lead guitar on “Gust of Wind” featuring Daft Punk.