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Francisco Martin Paints a Picture in “Passenger Princess”

“You can let your hair down” with Francisco Martin and his latest single and accompanying music video, “Passenger Princess.”

Francisco Martin - Passenger Princess - album art - Francisco sits in the drivers seat of a car
Francisco Martin - Passenger Princess

In “Passenger Princess,” Bay Area singer-songwriter and American Idol alumnus Francisco Martin finds the beauty in life that is all around him. The swing of the music accents the song’s ‘finding joy in the little things’ feels, which the music video highlights with a day at the beach, painting on canvas in the art studio, and a relaxing drive with your sweetheart beside you.

A steady kick-snare rhythm, slightly overdriven guitar tones, and brass section embellishments are embellished with occasional synth tones resulting in a sunshine filled atmosphere that is sure to bring its own warmth to any occasion.

“The ‘Passenger Princess’ music video is about sharing a connection with the person you really like,” Martin comments. “There’s always a push and pull in relationships, but having a connection with someone can be very inspiring and they can even become a muse, like in the video. I wanted it to show pure fun, joy, warmth, and positivity. It was really fun to play a painter in this, because in some ways, it’s very similar to being a musician. Both are artists, so while I was acting it still felt authentic to me. Also, I’m intrigued by new technology and was excited to incorporate AI into this video because it shows how far we can take music videos in 2023 and do things now that weren’t possible not long ago!”

“Passenger Princess” is a sweet reminder to enjoy each and every moment we can, especially with those important to us. Find it and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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Fortunately, she was both available and interested.

“Something that I personally saw was that [Betty Who] is one of the most pro-LGBT singer-songwriters I’ve ever ever seen perform live,” Renovátes said, adding that the D.C. audiences at her concerts come largely from within the gay community. “So she absolutely knows that we as queer people make up a huge percentage of her fan base.”
The June 10 event is the main draw of a weekend of collaborations between Kinetic Presents and the Capital Pride Alliance in celebration of D.C. Pride 2023. Other big names who will play at various venues around the District include DJs Abel and Cindel, Dan Slater, as well as Jerac and Paulo Fragoso. It’ll be a pride-filled musical weekend indeed, with Echostage, Sax, Bunker and Bliss Nightclub hosting the pulsing sounds of revelry. And there’s also the big parade on June 10.

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