Following on from the August release of recent single ‘Shady’, Canadian talent French Braids has delivered another moody house track to Amsterdam, New York and London-based record label Armada Music in partnership with Toronto-based indie label Sadboy Records.
Starring his signature production style as well as the impeccable vocal performance of Australian-born, L.A.-based singer-songwriter George Maple (known best from DJ Snake’s 2016 release ‘Talk’), ‘Heartbeat’ is bound to amplify the momentum ahead of French Braids’ upcoming EP, which is slated for next year.
Soundtracking the consequence of a broken connection, French Braids and George Maple’s ‘Heartbeat’ finds itself at the crossroads of a love fleeting. Immaculately capturing the powerlessness when a romance is falling apart, this track inevitable hits home like no other.
“‘Heartbeat’ was written in L.A. and born in a flurry of writing”, French Braids explains. “Sean and I were crammed in this little studio and wrote song after song together. It was quite magical. The writing felt quite ancient and cinematic. There were these characters born in the song’s stories that helped me process what I was going through at the time. I would come into the studio each day with a new thought or experience or emotion I needed to address. We would morph the feelings into prose and melody.”
About the story behind his new release, he adds: “‘Heartbeat’ is that moment where you realize you’ve fallen off the path of love and into a place of ego. It is that moment you decide to slow down and look one another in the eye, exasperated. You’re both silently trying to remind them of the love that seems to be far away at that point. The connection that seems to be broken.”
Sean Fischer’s production name French Braids makes perfect sense for an electronic artist known for weaving styles and genres together. In addition to the well over 15 million streams worldwide under this moniker, Fischer’s talents can also be heard on hundreds of syncs ranging from Grey’s Anatomy to Toyota, Walmart, Disney, Air Canada and McDonalds.
Having fallen for electronic music, the Toronto-born beat-maker, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has also branched out into remixes for an international array of artists, including Grammy-nominated Australian trio Mansionair, South African superstar Sketchy Bongo, Swedish pop icon Zara Larsson and rising Canadian club crooner Virginia To Vegas.