Frances (musician)

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Background information
Birth nameSophie Frances Cooke
Born (1993-06-27) 27 June 1993 (age 26)
Oxford, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Piano
  • violin
Years active2014–present

Sophie Frances Cooke (born 27 June 1993), known mononymously as Frances, is a British singer and songwriter from Newbury, Berkshire, England.

Early life[edit]

Born in Oxford,[1][2] she grew up in Newbury and attended St Gabriel's School in nearby Sandleford.[3] She later studied music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.[3]


In August 2014, she was the featured artist for the track "Fire May Save You" for the French music label Kitsuné.[4] The single was released as part of an EP, which contained remixes of the same track.[5] In July 2015, she released the EP Grow for Communion Records.[5] In October 2015, she released the EP Let It Out.[6]

In November 2015, she was shortlisted for the 2016 BRIT Awards: Critics' Choice Award.[7] In December 2015, she was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2016.[8]

In 2016 she portrayed Katter the Butterfly singing "In My Life" in Beat Bugs episode 10b.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Things I've Never Said 43 33 90 58


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2014 "Fire May Save You" non-album single
2015 "Grow" Things I've Never Said
"Let It Out"
"Borrowed Time"
2016 "Don't Worry About Me" 83
"Say It Again"
"Under Our Feet"
2017 "No Matter"

Songwriting and Production Discography[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with Produced with
"Warm" 2015 SG Lewis Non-album single Co-writer Samuel G. Lewis -
"Open My Eyes" 2016 Karen Harding Josh Wilkinson, James Reynolds -
(featuring Frances)
2017 Leo Stannard In My Blood Featured artist/Co-writer Leo Stannard, Neil Ormandy, Jonathan Quarmby, Steve Soloman -
"Room 101"
(featuring Frances)
Grey Chameleon EP Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha, Rachel Furner -
"Coming Up" 2018 SG Lewis Dusk EP Co-writer Samuel G. Lewis, Finlay Robson -
"Sunsets Pt. II" Samuel G. Lewis -
(featuring Ms. Banks)
Dan Caplen TBA Daniel Caplen, James Newman, Frederik Eichen -
"Bad For Me"
(featuring Elle Watson)
King Henry Non-album single Henry Allen, Elle Watson -
"All I Am" Jess Glynne Always in Between Jessica Glynne, Janee Bennett, James Newman, Bastian Langebaek, Sandy Rivera, Jay "Sinister" Sealee -
"Medicine" JC Stewart TBA Co-writer/Producer JC Stewart Geoff Swan
"Better Love" Joseph Marcus Non-album single Co-writer Joseph Marcus -
"Maybe It Was Me" Sody Producer - -
"I Like You" Liv Dawson Bedroom EP Co-writer/Producer Olivia Dawson -
"Blue" 2019 SG Lewis Dawn EP Co-writer Samuel G. Lewis, Finlay Robson -
"Ready to Love" The Magician Non-album single Stephen Fasano, Mark Ralph -
"The Bully" Sody Co-writer/Producer Sophie Dyson -
(with Jessie J)
Don Diablo Co-writer Don Schipper, Martijn van Sonderson, Jessica Glynne, Janee Bennett, James Newman, Edvard Erfjord, Henrik Michelsen -
(featuring Ruel)
SG Lewis Dawn EP Samuel G. Lewis, Alexander Oriet, David Phelan -

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Result
2016 BRIT Awards Critic's Choice Nominated
BBC Sound of...2016 Nominated


  1. ^ "Frances – Songs, Playlists, Videos and Tours". BBC Music. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Sophie Cooke – England & Wales Births 1837–2006". Genes Reunited. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Newbury singer songwriter in running for BBC music award". Newbury Today. 4 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Check Kitsuné's New Addition—Frances and her Debut "Fire May Save You"". Noisey. 27 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Frances: From Country Life to Bright Lights". Noisey. 13 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Listen: Frances Shares New Single 'Let It Out'". Clash. 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Izzy Bizu, Jack Garratt and Frances: meet the Brits critics' choice shortlist". The Guardian. 24 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Who will be the Sound of 2016?". The Telegraph. 7 January 2016.
  9. ^ "The Beatles-tastic 'Beat Bugs' Might be the Coolest Kids TV Show Ever". 28 July 2016.
  10. ^ "FRANCES | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company".
  11. ^ "Frances - Things I've Never Said".
  12. ^ "Frances - Things I've Never Said".
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company".
  14. ^ Ryan, Gavin (7 August 2016). "Australian Singles: Major Lazer 'Cold Water' Stays at No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

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