Whilst (arguably) the forthcoming BBC Sound of 2016 poll (OK, we’re a bit early on this, but trust us, it won’t be long) is the widest open for a number of years, as there doesn’t appear, at this stage at least, to be any obvious clear cut winners or runners up like Years & Years and James Bay last year, one artist that must at least stand a small chance of getting her name on the list is Frances. That is, if voters decide they want to go for another Radio 1 / Radio 2 piano ballad crossover type person like Rae Morris. Which of course they might not do.
However, for now we’ll have to forget about tip lists and concentrate on what really matters – the music. So here it is. Taken from Let It Out, the new EP released 16th October comes I Care, a song recorded with Montreal based producer Pomo. It finds Frances stepping out from a small town into the city, with endless possibilities ahead of her. “Let’s make it come true-oo-oo,” she sings sounding even more like the aforementioned Morris than Morris herself. With some neat little production flourishes and electronics added that never becoming overbearing, Frances has made another piece of mature mellow pop for us to enjoy.
Frances - I Care featuring Pomo