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Angelique Francis releases a new single, ‘Train Coming,’ and announces tour dates

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As she combines authentic blues, soul and gospel influences with smooth, rock-infused electric guitars, Juno Award winning artist Angelique Francis delivers a captivating performance on her new single “Train Coming.”

The first single to be released ahead of her new album, Watch Me Grow, set to release this summer, “Train Coming” invites listeners to join along for an exhilarating ride.

Featuring Grammy Award nominated artist Eric Gales on electric guitar, the track opens with Angelique’s smoky vocals and dynamic organ playing. She’s soon joined by bass and drums, and the song progresses to become more powerful throughout. Other incredibly skilled musicians on the track include Kira Francis and Kharincia Francis on vocals and Kiran Francis on drums.

Angelique embodies the talent and sound of musical greats before her — the passionate belt of Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton. Her lyrics seek to inspire listeners to never give up in the face of adversity and believe in the strength that lies within. Ultimately, the new single is a blues anthem for rising above with slyness, confidence and style.

Ottawa-born Angelique began her music career at seven years old, starting as a child prodigy. By 13 she was playing festivals across North America, opening for names like Beth Hart, Trooper, and Shameka Copeland. She developed a strong talent for playing upright bass, electric bass, piano, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar. She won a Juno award for her 2023 album, Long River, and has made a profound and everlasting impact within Canadian blues, soul, jazz, and folk scenes. She has previously hosted The Maple Blues Awards, won two Maple Blues Awards herself, and been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

“Train Coming” is a song that is as smooth as it is stirring, a swaying and velvet journey and a blues rock inspired ride.

Angelique Francis Tour Dates:

May 25 – PorchFest, Smith Falls, ON
July 27 – Festival Blues d’la Baie Petit Rocher, QC
July 31 – Martin-Luther-King Park, Montreal, QC
Aug. 2 – Cyril-W.-McDonald Park, Montreal, QC
Aug. 4 – Calgary Blues Festival, Calgary, AB
August 7 – The Royal, Nelson, BC
Aug. 10 – Nanaimo Blues Festival, Nanaimo, BC
Oct. 9 – Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville, Drummondville, QC
Oct. 10 – Salle D’Youville, Quebec City, QC
Oct. 19 – Irene’s, Ottawa, ON

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