Author: Joycelynn Okezie
Although Paris has been in a dark place lately due to unforeseen violence, there happens to still be hope for the city through talented individuals who rep positivity.
Yo Trane, a French singer/songwriter debuted last fall with highly successful EP “Late Night Drive”. With over 4 million plays on Soundcloud from the debut, Trane solidified himself as a heavyweight in new R&B. He is contending with allies such as PartyNextDoor, Tory Lanez, The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller. Today he returned with a Kalim produced single “Role Play.”
What makes Yo Trane stand out from other singers alike? His relatable lyrics, international appeal and sexy passion in his tone of voice.
The leading hook of “Role Play” starts off as:
“I know you just want to feel loved girl
and we aint got to be in love
so long as your feelings involved
cause we know where it’s gonna end up,
I have a fear of breaking up.”
Roleplay touches on him not wanting to go too deep into commitment with his love-interest in fear of the relationship not working out. Yo Trane’s falsetto is reminiscent of early 2000’s Usher Raymond. With the cross-over appeal that Trane possesses, he is bound to garner support and success in not only the states, but globally in his endeavors. If Trane continues on his path of crafting great soul music with quality production, he will continue to stand out. Trane is unsigned, but I’m not surprised if labels are tugging at him. Since the debut of “Late Night Drive”, Yo Trane has met Tank, Eric Bellinger and attended the BET Awards last month.
If “Role Play” is a sample of what more is to come from the French singer, I’m definitely intrigued, impressed, and awaiting more tunes from Trane.
Listen to “Role Play” above then watch his new visual for “Late Night Drive” below.