Album: Farewell, Starlite! (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This celebration of bonds was co-written by Francis And The Lights' Francis Farewell Starlite, his frequent collaborator Aaron Lammer, former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and BJ Burton. Justin Vernon also supplied the vocals on the first verse.

    The five writers also produced the track along with Haim collaborator Ariel Rechtshaid, pop hitmaker Benny Blanco and electronic producer Cashmere Cat.
  • The song was sampled by Chance the Rapper on his Coloring Book track "Summer Friends."
  • The one-shot video was filmed by Paper Towns' director Jake Schreier. The clip features Kanye West moodily standing in a room while Starlite does a solo dance number. He is eventually joined by Justin Vernon for a synchronized routine.
  • Francis & the Lights' links with hip hop acts date back to 2010 when the New York City based band opened up for Drake on his Campus Consciousness/Away From Home college tour. Francis Farewell Starlite also produced the Toronto MC's track "Karaoke."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Dr. John

Dr. JohnSongwriter Interviews

The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.

Eagles Lyrics Quiz

Eagles Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?

Taylor Dayne

Taylor DayneSongwriter Interviews

Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside Story

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StorySong Writing

The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock Photography

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock PhotographySong Writing

One of rock's top photographers talks about artistry in photography, raising funds for a documentary, and enjoying a County Fair with Tom Waits.

Guy Clark

Guy ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.