Frankmusik - Complete Me
- Claire Sawers
- 23 July 2009
Twenty-three-year-old Vincent Frank dropped out of art and fashion school before becoming a very decent beatboxer, then a remixer, and now a popster. This, his first album takes the high-energy hooks of Swedish hyperpop, fizzes them up with falsetto vocals and fast-forward digital beats, and da-nah! a gay dancefloor icon is born.
Except he’s actually straight (and going out with Holly Valance), but the Croydon boy’s Erasure meets Jimmy Somerville in a Nintendo remix-style is bound to confuse a few. A bit like Calvin Harris remixing Mika, with high-camp emotronica flourishes and over the top heartbreak lyrics, it’s slick disco painted in Global Hypercolor.