If the title of Franco’s Pain’s latest album – Don’t Freak Out, But Remember To Play – isn’t a motto to live by at the minute, I’m not sure what is. Back in 2017 when the Berlin-born, Frankfurt-based artist decided to pick up a guitar and make some music, things started to get fun. Drawing inspiration widely from MF Doom to Erik Satie, King Krule to Joy Division, Mac DeMarco to Yves Tumor, Franco’s Pain has found his sound amongst the chorus. Refusing to be shoved into any boxes, he makes his own -Metal Magazin (2020)