If you’ve ever wondered what the intersection between bedroom pop, Y2K indie rock and ex Yugoslav 80s music sounds like, the answer is Fran Vasilić. Spending the first nineteen years of his life on the island of Krk in Croatia, the authentic and overly emotional hyphenate broke through to the music scene with a series of viral TikTok posts. With a unique ability to market himself and connect with his listeners, Vasilić’s debut album, “Retrovizor“, appeared on Apple Music’s Top 100 Alternative Albums chart and has now surpassed 10 million streams. 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 and lessons into melodies.
Vasilić’s genuine nature and enchanting personality have amassed a loyal following with over 4.4 million followers on TikTok and over 25 million streams across platforms. With praise from the likes of Elle Magazine Croatia, Ones to Watch, Early Rising, EARMILK, Storybook Magazine, Lyrical Lemonade, Fashionably Early, and more; Vasilić is primed to continue taking the industry by storm.
His latest EP entitled “The Very Last Thoughts on Earth” narrates the uncertainties of navigating life in your early 20s. Fran confides, “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.”