Francis Farewell On Producing Drake’s “Karaoke”

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Personally, track two on Thank Me Later gets a thumbs down. But Francis Farewell of the band Francis and The Lights spoke to MTV on how the track came about. This guy’s a tortured soul.

“My immediate reaction was to go into the studio with [my producer], who I work with on most of my things, and we tried to make beats,” he told MTV News. “And we sent one and heard nothing; we sent another and heard nothing. And I sort of realized: It has to be deeper than that. [For] Drake and his people, it has to be good above all, before it’s any genre or anything. So I had a song that I had been working on for a while that I knew was good. I knew it was something special. And I made the decision to give it to him and let it go in that way. So I tracked [‘Karaoke’] in one night in the middle of [recording] my record. I sent it to them, and I heard back in, like, three minutes.”

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  • SayAHHHHH

    wowwwwwww “Personally, track two on Thank Me Later gets a thumbs down” get the fuck out that was Top 3 tracks on the album his best track singing you FUCK BWOY

  • Haters/Stans

    T-T-T-T-T-T-TODAY JUNIOR!

  • CarerraLu

    Track two is absolutely terrible.. it gets 4 thumbs down (rick james voice)

  • What B. Dot said.

  • BOBBi G PROFECY

    It’s funny how cats be comin on here just to hate,

    YO FUCK B. DOT 4 STATING HIS OPINION!!!!!
    BITCH ASS RAP RADAR NIGGA, ALWAYS POSTIN SHIT THAT I DON’T AGREE WIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GTFOH

    Anyway the dude Francis seems like a wierdo but the song in my opinion is cool & Drake musta been desperate to hit em back so fast cuz it really ain’t that hot.

  • KARMA IS A BITCH

    the whole album is garbage so ..

  • HORUS

    WACK WACK!!!!!!

    OVER FLOPPED (NOT EVEN PLATINUM), FIND YOUR LOVE IS NO LONGER IN ITUNES’ TOP 40 WHILE OMG & NOT AFRAID ARE STILL IN THE TOP 20 (ALL SONGS WERE RELEASED AT THE SAME TIME, MISS ME IS A MAJOR FLOP, FANCY IS FLOPPING,TML IS WACK & FLOPPED.

    LAME BIIIIIIIITCH!!!!!! SPOILED SOFT BEIGE NIGGA !!!! UGLY FLOPPER!!!!!

    ★★★

    HORUS IS THE TRUTH✔

  • HORUS

    DRAKE’S LIFE IS A GENERAL FLOP!!!!!

    HE WAS BORN UGLY, THEN HE GREW UP & PLAYED THE WHEELCHAIR MAN IN A FAGGOT TV SHOW. THEN HE GOT DROPPED FROM THIS HORRIBLE & EMBARASSING SHOW & BECAME A JOBLESS!!!!

    WE ALL KNOW THAT HIS RICH FAMILY LITTERALLY BOUGHT HIS MUSIC CAREER!!!!!! HE’S WACK AT BOTH SINGING & RAPPING!!! BUT HE PAID RADIOS!!!!!!

    HE FAILED AT BEING THE NEXT SNOOP, 50, EM, KANYE OR WAYNE!!!!! HE FUCKED UP UNIVERSAL’S MONEY!!!!!! HE DIDN’T EVEN STRIKE GOLD THE FIRST WEEK!!!!!

    HE DISAPPOINTED WAYNE WHO THAUGHT HE WAS GONNA DO 2MILLI THE FIRST WEEK!!!!!B.O.B OR KID DID CUDI BETTER THAN HIM & BOTH ARE INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN RIGHT NOW!!!!!

    OVER WAS HORRIBLE, HIS VOICE IS ANNOYING & WAKKI MINAJ WILL BEAT HIS FIRST WEEK WITHOUT ALL THE HYPE, FEATURINGS, COSIGN THAT SHRAKE HAD!!!!!!!

    HE’S A MESS,HE’S A FAIL, HE’S A BIIIIIIIITCH.

    ★★★

    HORUS IS THE TRUTH✔

  • jucks

    YN talkin’ bout Akon being irrelevant? Who the fuck are u nigga?!

    B.Dot for president!

  • Drizzle-Nutz

    lol @ Horus copy pasting the same “Drake Hate” Comments to every Drake Post. You Sir are indeed a fag

  • jucks

    Look at this nigga wHORUS. U the 2nd resident RR clown b!tch!!!

  • teejay

    Personally, most of thank me later gets a thumbs down. The few really good tracks almost make up for it. But they can’t make up for karaoke.

  • u guys are jokes

    drake has sold 946,000 copies in the US alone will easily get to platinum soon. is that really a flop?

  • RyanM15

    Karaoke a fucking bomb song fuck you guys on.

    And Horus man you need some good Pussy

  • teejay

    If there were a rap radar playa hater’s ball, Horus would be right up the with So Icy Boi and Mac Diesel for playa hater of the year.

  • FOOTS

    Lmao RapRadar comments never disappoint on being straight up hilairous.

  • mac weisel

    Niggaz copy and paste hate on drake where dey do dat at

  • makemovies

    this guy also wrote this by the way.. believe it people. drake does not write his own shit..get over it. Canadian bacon lovers..

  • Geebz

    @u guys are jokes

    opening sales were. industry hyped this manufactured puppet as the second coming of christ or some shit.

  • ak

    hate all you want .. he’s making more money .. fuking more girls .. and driving better cars than any one commenting on this site ..

  • Mr.Man

    Karaoke is best Drake song to date IMO.TML didn’t flop either.It’s platinum.

  • slimshady

    KARAOKE WAS A SMASH!!!!!! WHAT YOU SMOKIN B.DOT

  • Belize

    Yeah, yeah, yeah…

  • Citylivin’

    smh @ people who think low sales mean a flop album

  • Yup

    A lot of you people know nothing about music outside of Rap. It’s shameful. Diversify your tastes. Open up your mind.

  • DIGGSY!!!

    karaoke = thumbs down = buggin

  • rap radar= hater heaven

    wtffffffffffffffffffff that song was hot and lmao at the resident drake hater

  • Man francis and the lights is the shit. This song is easily one of the best on the album.

  • kb

    Personally this song is now one of my favorites off the album….definitely had to grow on me, but I think the mood of the song is perfect for the subject matter……..I aint saying he is the best emcee or singer but he makes good music IMO and good music is good music.

  • Dub

    Karaoke is one of Drake’s best songs and a great song in general.