Humble Francis – “Last Call”


An anthemic and emotive track detailing loss, “Last Call” is a catching single from Humble Francis, the project of Denver-based Ryan Hamilton Hughes. “So much I don’t know,” he sings during the bouncy chorus, with sharply playful synths and responsive backing vocals hooking. A wave of heavier, angsty guitars guide into the ensuing bridge, showcasing an ability to shift seamlessly between bouncier synth-pop leanings and rock-friendly vigor. The central hook exudes a fondness reminiscent of Future Islands. “Last Call” is an infectious, heartfelt success from Humble Francis.

Humble Francis says the following: “I wrote this song about the most difficult moment of my life, the ‘last call’ to my father. I didn’t know I would be the last person to ever talk to him.”

Look out for the upcoming full-length from Humble Francis, out later this year.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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