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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The track serves as the anthem for the upcoming A-Leagues season.

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Australian DJ and producer Young Franco has teamed up with ARIA & BET nominated rapper and artist Tkay Maidza and Brisbane rapper Nerve to deliver Real Nice (H.C.T.F.), the anthem for the new season of A-Leagues, launching today. Real Nice (H.C.T.F.) heralds the Here Come the Future movement, ushering in a bold new era for Australian football.

The track brings together each artists distinct stylings into one compelling release, serving as an ode to their individual love and admiration not only for the sport, but the wider community off the field. Capturing the energy and buzz of a fan-filled stadium with Young Franco's production, Maidza's pin-point precise flow and driving lyricism take centre stage, before a captivating verse from Nerve.

“Football and music are two of the biggest passions in my life”, said Young Franco; “I have always wanted to create something that celebrates football culture and find the right artists to join me around a shared passion. Teaming up on this track alongside Tkay & Nerve, artists I have been a fan of for such a long time has been a bit of a dream project for me. I can’t wait to hear how the fans make it theirs.”

“I used to play football when I was younger and remember it being my first favourite sport to play. I’ve grown up around football my whole life thanks to my family - it’s really crazy to be given this opportunity!" Maidza adds of her own experiences playing the sport.

The release is set to be accompanied by an official visual, whilst brings together the three artists with 2020 A-Leagues Men’s Champions Melbourne City FC winger Marco Tilio, and Sydney FC and Australian Matildas goalkeeper Jada Whyman, directed by Gabriel Gasparinatos.

Real Nice (H.C.T.F.) is out now!


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