At only 16 years old, Toronto-native Langston Francis has a voice and a presence well beyond his years.

The singer-songwriter and filmmaker is also unapologetically fearless when it comes to his art. “By not following any kind of plan, I let my instincts help me say what I want to say without thinking about what’s out there or any category my music is supposed to be in,” Francis told Brooksy of KiSS 92.5.

When they met, Brooksy asked Francis about growing up in Toronto and about his single “Fall From Grace.”


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Langston Francis Talks to Brooksy About Growing up in Kensington Market

Originally Aired: April 30, 2018


On growing up in Toronto’s Kensington Market:

“I think growing up downtown in Toronto had a huge affect on me not just as an artist but also as a person [and an] individual. [The area is] very diverse with all the people and characters you see.”


On busking as a kid on the streets of Toronto:

“That was a huge part of my early teenage years—the amount of money I used to make when I was 12 or 13 [years old]. I think because I was only 11 or 12 and my voice was really high—I looked like this little kid [so] people would give me money… I could make like $100 an hour.”



About the song “Fall From Grace”:

“I co-wrote it with my manager and another writer. I think it’s really cool when […] I’m co-writing with someone who’s twice my age [and] we can find parallels with our experiences and mesh these things together. People always think things you go through when you’re young… seem so meaningless but I think there are still things we can find in those experiences.


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