I first heard this song late last year, and even then, I couldn’t believe I had never heard it before. Francis and the Lights is the stage name of (according to Wikipedia) Francis Farewell Starlite (something tells me that’s not his real name either, though).
This song is called “Darling, It’s Alright” and it’s from his latest EP, It’ll Be Better. It sounds like it’s straight out of the 80s, which, frankly, is awesome. This video is, “A single-take live performance, edited with light.” Despite the dancing in the video and the undeniable groove of the drums and synths, this song actually has some pretty emotionally-charged lyrics.
I can’t believe this song came out in 2010 and it took me so long to notice, so I’m posting it on here to spread the word as much as I can. Check this song out. It is ridiculously good. I promise.
His three EPs, Striking, A Modern Promise, and It’ll Be Better are all available to stream on his official YouTube account, which can be found here http://www.youtube.com/user/francisandthelights/feed