Croatian singer-songwriter Fran Vasilić exploded onto the music scene with several viral TikTok moments that have seen him rise to be one of the top 600 creators on the platform. One of his most viral videos yet, his cover of Rex Orange County's "Television / So Far So Good" has amassed over 2.5 million likes on TikTok. Today the song finally gets a proper streaming and visual release that showcases everything that makes him an artist to keep an eye on.
Much more than just a viral artist, Vasilić' silky smooth baritone vocals glide over a cover tailormade for his voice. It's a cover that very much does justice to the original while allowing for the Croatian crooner to bend it to his will. It's easy to see why his songs and covers have attracted international attention; a magnetic persona with all the left-of-center verve that separates the good from the great in modern music. The ode to Rex Orange County just further serves as a magnifier for Vasilić' captivating personality.
Every day there seems to be a new viral sensation on the rise on TikTok and the next day the world has already forgotten about them. The difference between Fran Vasilić and the average content creator is the meticulous attention to detail in every song and visual. Channeling a Mac DeMarco-esque energy with all the fire and charisma of a Gus Dapperton, there is undeniably something special about the rising overseas talent.