Coming off the release of his forthcoming album, “Buane Bleue” (French for “Blue Banana”), French artist Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains has launched his 2021 with the release of the second single from the album titled, “Holly Golightly”. Francois’ album is due for release on 26th February.
This song is essentially an ode to Audrey Hepburn and the character she played in Truman Capote’s, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, but don’t let that get in the way of a good story, as Francois also wanted to touch on the album’s themes of romance and relationships in metropolitan cities.
“’Holly Golightly’ refers to the character in the Truman Capote novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Francois explains. “Taken from the point of view of a writer fascinated by an endearing neighbouring friend, the narrator keeps his passion silent and writes letters instead (“crashing into the stationary”).”
“The song was written on a cheap acoustic guitar very much like the one Audrey Hepburn uses to sing Moon River in the film adaptation of the novella.” — Francois
“Renaud Letang mixed this song with Jonathan Richman in mind. I now imagine Jonathan walking arm in arm with Holly in downtown Manhattan. This song would be a great soundtrack to their breakfast,” Francois adds.