By JOIAH LUMINOSA

Meet franco ever, an eclectic musician with roots spanning Miami, Cali, Colombia, and Tel Aviv, Israel. Franco began his self-taught musical journey at 15 with the guitar, adding vocals to his repertoire only four years ago.

Franco’s latest track, “Volver,” showcases his unique creative process. The song narrates the lingering impact of brief encounters and the desire to relive those initial moments of connection. While living in Medellin, he got inspired to start creating music in Spanish and to explore the boundaries of Latin music. Franco values honesty, freedom, and equality, aiming to bring balance and light through his art in a chaotic world.

Looking ahead, Franco is excited about releasing new singles this year, with plans for a debut EP in the near future. His journey is just beginning, and he’s eager to continue sharing his love for music with the world.

Can you tell me a bit about your background and how you got into music?

My name is franco ever, born and raised in Miami, Cali, Colombia, and Tel Aviv, Israel. Music was not always a part of my life, I only started playing guitar when I was 15 years old and began singing around 4 years ago, my whole musical journey has been self-taught… aka YouTube, and with time I have found that music is my preferred language of communication, it is my purest form of expression. I am heavily inspired by artists such as Lauryn Hill, Biggie, Marvin Gaye, Ella Fitzgerald, and Kanye West. Hip-hop, RnB, and soul are my genres of preference, but i’m constantly experimenting with new textures to create music that feels real and genuine. 

How would you describe your musical style?

I like to think my musical style incorporates a lot of soulful and rhythmic melodies from the 90’s and early 00’s, alongside modern textures and sound design. I take a little bit of inspiration from everywhere, especially from Motown, Hip-Hop, and RnB. Something I always like to keep in mind is I want to make music that feels timeless, music that can be heard years from now and still feel the same as it does now. 

Congratulations on your debut single “ volver” ! Tell me about your inspirations, creative process and what would you like to transmit with the song.

Thank you so much! The creative process for “volver” was quite interesting. I was coming back home one day and I remember I kept hearing this Motown sort of groove going on in my head, so I sat at my desk and started working on it, it took me almost a week to program the drums until I was finally satisfied with the outcome. The track “volver” is a story about how sometimes we meet certain others, that leave such an impact on us that they keep roaming our minds for a couple of weeks, and how we wish we could go back to the moment we initially met them. 

What are some of your favorite spots in Miami and in Medellin for music?

One of my favorite spots in Miami to check out live music is Savage Labs Wynwood, a vast array of artists take the stage week to week blending sounds and colors to deliver a unique experience. Down by el Parque Poblado, in Medellin, Colombia, there is a small bar called “siete pulgadas” where they play all vinyl: House, Disco, Motown, and much more, a wonderful spot to get in the groove. 

How has living in Medellin influenced your music? 

I moved to Medellin in March of 2023 and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in the past couple of years. I felt stuck where I found myself and something was telling me I needed to be out there. So I trusted my gut, sold my car, and headed off the the city of “eternal spring”. Medellin is the birthplace of my career as an artist, the reason I decided to start making music in Spanish and push the boundaries of what type of music can be made in Spanish. The city has a breath of fresh air that is hard to describe but it allowed me to sit down and redirect my life’s path, alongside Tropicalnico, one of my mentors who was introduced to me by an old friend I went to high school with in Miami. It is also where I met my incredible producer “el crispe” who has a very similar vision and who I genuinely enjoy sharing my creative process with. 

I stand for values such as honesty, freedom, and equality. There is a lot of chaos in the world right now and I would love to be a medium of balance, to spread light through art. 

Franco Ever

What values do you stand for as an artist?

I stand for values such as honesty, freedom, and equality. There is a lot of chaos in the world right now and I would love to be a medium of balance, to spread light through art. 

Please describe your fashion style in a few words.

Very 90’s with a touch of modern textures, kinda like my music, bandana, and frameless glasses are kinda of my signature 

Sweet! Can you tell us about your upcoming projects?

Universe willing there will be plenty of singles coming out this year, focusing on one track at a time at the moment, though the debut EP should be coming around next year! Excited to keep doing what I love and sharing it with the world.

Franco Ever