Francesco Yates' "Honey I'm Home"—a silky smooth, sexually tense lovers' anthem bound for the Canadian crooner's upcoming self-titled EP—comes with a mighty stamp of approval from the late Amy Winehouse. The song was written by one of Amy's background vocalists, who played her a demo before her passing. Upon hearing it, she advised him "to make it from love and the people will listen," Yates explained in an email to The FADER.
"When I first heard the song, I felt exactly what Amy was talking about in the lyrics and power of the vocal performance," he wrote, adding that he had to fight for the high notes: "Honestly, I was about to give up on them all together and on the last take I cut in the studio, I hit the first and then the second and finally felt like the song was complete."
Yates' self-titled EP is out September 11; see the track listing and upcoming tour dates below.
Mon/Sep-14 Washington, DC U Street
Tue/Sep-15 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Thu/Sep-17 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sat/Sep-19 Montreal, QB Belmont
Mon/Sep-21 Toronto, ON Adelaide Hall
Wed/Sep-23 Chicago, IL Sub T
Thu/Sep-24 Minneapolis, MN Fineline
Sun/Sep-27 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Francesco Yates EP track list:
1. Honey I’m Home
2. Something Different
3. Better To Be Loved
5. Change The Channel (produced by Pharrell)
6. When I Found You