South African singer-songwriter Carla Franco is set to captivate audiences once again with the release of the highly anticipated “LAYERS: Layer Three,” the third and final installment of her sophomore album, “LAYERS.” This remarkable album is poised to redefine the music scene with its compelling fusion of genres, heartfelt lyrics, and exceptional collaborations with local artists.
“LAYERS: Layer Three” marks the culmination of Carla Franco’s musical journey, delivering eight captivating new songs, most of which have been penned by Carla herself. This release brings the total track count for the full “LAYERS” album to a remarkable fourteen songs, offering a rich and diverse musical experience that fans have eagerly awaited.
“LAYERS: Layer Three” is more than just an album; it’s a testament to the immense talent that exists within South Africa’s music industry. Carla Franco’s latest release showcases her commitment to spotlighting both established and emerging artists who deserve recognition. Through collaborations with local talents like Leo Burg, LOKALY, Zebra, Lungelo Moyo, Sebastian, and Pala Chrome, Carla Franco endeavors to draw attention to the wealth of creativity that often goes unnoticed.
“In almost every conversation I have, public and private, related to music, you’ll hear me speaking about how South Africa and the world at large really does not comprehend the talent we have, and we often don’t provide platforms for artists who deserve it,” says Carla Franco. “The third drop highlights a lot of artists I respect deeply and are dear to my heart.”
Among the standout collaborations on “LAYERS: Layer Three,” fans can look forward to Carla Franco’s partnership with Leo Burg on “BYGONES,” a song that originated from Leo’s own album. LOKALY, who serves as the bassist in Carla’s band, contributes his exceptional songwriting skills to “SUGAR,” while the electrifying collaboration with Zebra on “ALLOW ME” promises to be a standout track.
Carla Franco also joined forces with Lungelo Moyo, whom she met at a local live music bar in Pretoria, for the soulful “THE WALL.” Sebastian, the rhythmic guitarist for Carla’s band, co-created “ADULTS,” a song born out of a spontaneous idea during a rehearsal. Pala Chrome, a longstanding collaborator and producer for Carla’s work, teamed up with her under their artist alias for the mesmerizing “UNO.”
“LAYERS is a statement beyond my own music; it’s a question to the industry at large: why aren’t we focusing on more local artists?” Carla Franco passionately asks. “LAYERS is truly a collaborative project that makes me proud to be a musician and proud to be South African.”
With its diverse range of songs, “LAYERS: Layer Three” is a joyous and eclectic listening experience. Carla Franco invites fans and music enthusiasts alike to explore this final installment, assuring that there is something for everyone in the album. “It may not make much sense to many people, but we’re not here to make sense. We’re here to make music we love to listen to and love to create. This is LAYERS. I have arrived.”
“LAYERS: Layer Three” by Carla Franco is available on all major streaming platforms. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary musical journey.
About Carla Franco
2022 saw a new chapter in CARLA FRANCO’s music identity. With the release of her debut album in April 2022, she introduced the world to the first chapter of her greater story with a timeless, immortal and personal offering. ‘CHAPTER I’ features a joining of styles combined with a lyrical and emotional authenticity ever present in CARLA’s songwriting and artistry.
2023 sees a new and improved CARLA FRANCO with the release of her Sophomore album LAYERS throughout September. Promising a variation of genres, in three separate drops, a total of 14 new songs and a project featuring six local artists.
CARLA FRANCO is a 27-year-old singer/songwriter originally hailing from Bloemfontein, and currently residing in CapeTown. Her love for music started at a young age with her first piano lesson at the age of 7. CARLA was born with a hearing impairment, suffers from 20-30% hearing loss and has been wearing hearing aids for many years. Never one to falter in the face of adversity, CARLA has never allowed this to be a defining factor in her life. Against recommendations, she attended a normal school and never requested any special treatment.
CARLA’s first single to ever be released, a collab with Evida titled: ‘1,2,3’ – was signed by Universal Music and secured the number 1 spot on 5FM’s Top 10 at 10 for 11 weeks in a row. To date, CARLA’s ‘When You’re Ready’, ‘Scared To Love’ and ‘Need To Get Better’ all charted on Jacaranda. Her first two singles were playlisted on multiple national and regional radio stations across South Africa, with both singles reaching the #1 spot on the Jacaranda SA Top 20. ‘When You’re Ready’ also reached the SA Top 20 Chart on OFM. CARLA’s collaboration project for ‘Bygones’ with Leo Burg reached the Top 20 on Radio Laeveld within the first two weeks of the single being released and continued to hold the #2 spot. LAYERS will drop in September 2023 as follows: 8 September | 15 September | 29 September.
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