Frances Cone

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Frances Cone
OriginBrooklyn, New York
GenresIndie pop
Years active2013 (2013) – present
  • Christina Cone
  • Andrew Doherty
Past members
  • Jeff Malinowski
  • Owen Beverly
  • Kenneth Harris
  • Ward Williams
  • Alex Baron

Adam Melchor

Aaron Hamel

Frances Cone is an American indie pop band started in Brooklyn, New York and currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.[1]


The band consists of Christina Cone and Andrew Doherty. [2].[3] Frances Cone is named after Christina's father and great-grandfather, both musicians themselves in South Carolina and both born on September 11.[4]

Frances Cone began in 2013 with the release of their first full-length album titled Come Back.[5][6][7][8] In 2014, Frances Cone released a self-titled EP that streamed on Paste Magazine,[9][10] which subsequently featured them in their "Best of What’s Next" series stating, "You’ll hear everything from folk inspired harmonies, to driving bass drums, to grungy synths, all culminating in an arena anthem, where Cone’s roof-lifting vocals shine."[11]

In January 2016, Frances Cone released their first single titled "Arizona"[12] from their forthcoming second full-length album, Late Riser, which is set to release on January 18, 2019. By March 2017, "Arizona" had accumulated over 6 million streams on Spotify.[4] NPR Music's All Songs Considered called "Arizona" a "5 out of 5" song and featured the band as one of their overall highlights at SXSW 2017.[13] The song is about Christina's brother, the filmmaker Stephen Cone.[12]

"Leave Without You," the second single from Late Riser, premiered on Billboard in March 2017.[14] The song is about the decision to leave New York, which Christina says "is the only place I've known as an adult person."[14]

Band members[edit]

  • Christina Cone[2]
  • Andrew Doherty


Studio albums

  • Come Back (2013)
  • Late Riser (coming 2018)


  • Frances Cone (2014)


  1. ^ Katz, Jessie. "Soul Sisters Podcast: Christina Cone on New Frances Cone Album and Leaving the Church & New York". Billboard. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Kaplan, Ilana. "FRANCES CONE'S "WAIT RIGHT HERE" IS A BREEZY DREAM POP JAM". Vice. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Fest 2017 Photos: See Our Exclusive Backstage Portraits". Billboard. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b Cohen, Sari. "Interview: Frances Cone delivers a soulful take on indie-pop". AXS. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ Pearls, Bill. "Frances Cone readies debut LP, playing shows (dates, streams)". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Album Stream: Frances Cone, Come Back". American Songwriter. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  7. ^ Hartl, Boris. "Frances Cone – Come Back". Popstache. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  8. ^ Reese, Nathan. "This Is Our Jam Premieres: Frances Cone, "Come Back" (Video)". Refinery29. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  9. ^ Orr, Dacey. "Album Stream: Frances Cone - Frances Cone EP". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  10. ^ Colburn, Randall. "Frances Cone - Frances Cone EP". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  11. ^ Walters, Eric. "Frances Cone: The Best of What's Next". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  12. ^ a b Bell, Sadie. "Frances Cone – "Arizona" (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  13. ^ Boilen, Bob; Hilton, Robin; Thompson, Stephenen. "Why SXSW Matters: The Best Of What We Saw, 2017". NPR. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  14. ^ a b Katz, Jessie. "Frances Cone Breaks Up With New York in New Single 'Leave Without You': Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 20 April 2017.