Following the successful release of single Eclipse, Frances has announced the release of her sophomore album, Wonder. Consisting of eight tracks written, produced and performed entirely by the songstress, this triumphant album certainly proves Frances’ pop star prowess goes further than just her singing abilities. Frances has explained, “Wonder is the album I’ve always wanted to make but never knew how, until now. Writing and producing it myself and having that singular vision has been the most important part of the whole thing. It wasn’t made in an expensive studio, it was all made and recorded in my home and those circumstances allowed me to be totally fearless. I made music that I want to listen to, music that feels so pure and personal both lyrically and musically. It’s literally me, wrapped up in a body of work and that makes it scary but so special to release.” Wonder will be released on 9th April 2021, and can be pre-ordered here.
This highly anticipated album news comes alongside the release of her brand new single, Other Side Of The World. The heart-wrenching track encapsulates Frances’ gentle yet soaring vocals, and showcases a sense of yearning through her honest lyrics. Of the track, Frances has said, “I made Other Side Of The World well over a year ago, but it’s never felt more relevant! I’m sure I’m not alone in missing loved ones this year. Production wise I tried to be really strict with myself with this song and only add elements when they were really needed. So even though the production is pretty rhythmic I think it echoes the loneliness in the lyric.” Listen here.
Last single Eclipse, was added straight into Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday UK playlist (781k followers), as well as playlists Easy (384k followers) and New Pop UK (10.6k followers). It also received brilliant playlist support across Amazon, Apple and Deezer, and tastemaker support from the likes of The Independent, Clash and The Line Of Best Fit.
This Summer saw Frances launch her own podcast. ‘Ditty In A Dash’ consists of Frances joining forces with some of her close artist friends, and writing a song in just 15 minutes. Listen to all episodes here.