Frances Cone


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    Wide Awake
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    '93 or '94
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Frances Cone is a Nashville based indie folk band. Founder Christina Cone grew up in South Carolina, made the classic move to New York City, had her heart broken 27 times, met the love of her life and moved to Nashville.
She seems preternaturally capable of writing songs focused on capturing the insane, unthinking fireworks of the human heart. Anxiety. Heartbreak. Terrifying love. The secrets of a diary so sacred and precious it only exists internally, every word an eyes-shut-tight whisper. To create music like that, such as on their album ‘Late Riser’, takes actual, emotional bravery. It takes a level of empathy that stays locked and unavailable in most people. Luckily, Christina and her multi-instrumentalist musical and life partner Andrew Doherty found each other in Brooklyn NY and all the locks failed. They started creating what would become ‘Late Riser’. Between them there was just enough courage to jump.
They landed in Nashville, TN and immediately found a home in the city’s thriving alternative scene. There were challenges and successes and but all along the songs kept coming. Music lovers at Noisey, Billboard, and Stereogum began to take notice. NPR invited the band to perform at their Tiny Desk concert series. The record is a testament to what modern pop music is capable of when imbued with honesty and emotion so palpable you can taste it in your mouth. It is pure feeling: watching a fireworks display through happy tears.
- Michael Flynn


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