Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico —
Overall Impression: Fran Chico Benitez has released his new Latin Pop song Tarde de Sol. Sung entirely in Spanish, Tarde de Sol is a song of infatuation and desire. Memories and images of that special someone run through the listener’s head and makes them question whether they were real or just a dream. The acoustic guitar provides a simple and sweet accompaniment that allows the lyrics and vocals to take center stage. Benitez sings with an easy-going, velvety approach. He bounces gently above music, his voice dancing with the lyrics. Spontaneity and playfulness seem to permeate the entire song. Its intimate nature resonates deeply inside all who are near, and spreads warm feelings of giddiness and joy. With the release of Tarde de Sol, Fran Chico Benitez transports listeners to a wonderful new place, and makes them wonder if any of it was real.
Strongest Point(s): The melodies in Tarde De Sol are very catchy and satisfying. They move just the way you’d like, and are incredibly easy on the ears. Benitez brings a laid-back quality to the vocal line that is perfect for lounging on the beach in a sun-baked daze. He implements this approach to the overall sound and has come forward with a very enjoyable song.
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of Pop, World, and Latin Pop are sure to enjoy Tarde de Sol by Fran Chico Benitez.
Artist target suggestions: Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Ed Sheeran, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Bebel Gilberto, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Ruben Blades, Jorge Drexler, Manuel Medrano.
About The Reviewer: Zachary Larson is a professional guitarist in New York City. Getting his start in high school rock bands, he has since toured the world as a classical chamber musician, onboard cruise lines, and with several Broadway musicals. His recorded work spans across Classical, Pop, and Experimental music. His arrangements are published through Clear Note Publications. Classically trained, he holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver.
Reviewer Comments Great job!
Instrumental Performance/Execution: Strength
Recording Quality/Overall Mix: Strength
Franchico Benítez is a Puerto Rican-Mexican singer songwriter and psychiatrist owner of a smooth blend of afro-caribbean, bossa, jazz, chill and nueva trova rythms. Tite Curet Alonso the world-famous salsa composer was his mentor from the age of 14. Signed as a composer by Musical Production Records in 1992. In 2010 released his 1st solo album Te Sigo Buscando, declared The Most Oustanding Record of the Year Award by the National Foundation for the Culture of Puerto Rico. In 2011, Finalist of the International Acoustic Music Award and Independent Star of the Month Award by Musico Pro Magazine, USA. In 2015, Finalist and 2016 Semi Finalist of the International Songwriting Competition, USA. In 2021 Finalist for the Most Oustanding Record of the Year Award by the National Foundation for the Culture of Puerto Rico with the doubled album, Franchico Benitez Puertorro Blues Crónicas 2017-2020, an unique production and historical document with eighteen compositions based on important locals and international events that changed the way of living in PR and the entire world, since Maria Hurricane, Covid Pandemic, Earthquakes, Politicians Falls, Gender Based Violence and Racism under the gaze of the singer songwriting discipline including a new version of the PR National Anthem arranged in Bomba Rythms. His poetry, a mix of romance and humanism intertwined with catchy melodies.
Franchico Benitez(Puertorro Blues)
Name: Franchico Benitez (Frank H Benitez)
Address: 3071 Alejandrino Ave, PMB231, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00969