Croatian bedroom pop artist Fran Vasilić has released his latest EP, The Very Last Thoughts on Earth, which perfectly narrates the uncertainty that comes with navigating life in your early 20’s. The new EP can be heard now below.
Speaking on the EP, Fran confided, “I remember feeling so confused about so many things and thinking that any mistake I make will be ‘the end of the world’, and so that’s how the title came about. The EP opens with ‘Subject’, a song about a situation that I’ve probably overthought the most in my whole life. The three songs coming after it are ‘Might as Well’, ‘Maybe’ and ‘The One About Rejection’, each following my decision-making process from ‘sure, why not’ to learning how to say no and trying to not feel guilty about it.”
Fran Vasilić’s overwhelming ambition to express his emotions authentically has led him to his current position. Spending the first nineteen years of his life on the island of Krk in Croatia, the bedroom/indie pop hyphenate broke through to the music scene with a series of viral Tik Tok posts. With a unique ability to market himself and connect with his listeners, Vasilić’s debut album, ‘Retrovizor,’ debuted on Apple Music’s Top 100 Alternative Albums chart in Malaysia and has now surpassed 7.5 million streams on Spotify alone. Emerging in the midst of quarantine to battle self-grief and to give a part of himself to his passion, the initial project has shifted pain into purpose.
Taking inspiration from The Strokes, The Black Keys, Gus Dapperton, and Rex Orange County, Vasilić has manufactured his own eccentric and distinctive sound. When asked what he is working on and excited to share, he declares, “I’m working on the best music of my career so far.”