Frances Cone – Late Riser

Labels:Thirty Tigers
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:17
From the Album:Late Riser
Formats:AAA,Non-Commercial,NPR,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Dec 05 2018 09:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Jan 07 2019 00:00:00

Frances Cone

"Late Riser"

Impacting Monday

Rolling Stone Premiere

“Time is messy and more generous than we’re conditioned to believe. I wrote the chorus of this song on the G train in Brooklyn, but the verses came together this summer and we ended up driving to Nashville at the end of the trip to record it…. We camped the whole time and kept arriving at the campsites after dark, so I never really knew where we were until the sun came up in the morning. Unzipping a tent to see Lake Powell, or the woodlands of Minnesota or canyons in Utah well after everyone else had cleared up the campsite almost perfectly encapsulates how I appreciate the world.” – Christina Cone

From the album Late Riser

Available January 18

Over 12 million streams on Spotify


Spotify playlists for previous singles include New Music Friday, Stay Wild, Evening Chill, and more



Late Riser, the new album from indie-pop group Frances Cone, features 10 captivating tracks that gradually unfold around sweeping melodies, soaring harmonies and emotive vocals. Each song offers its own journey, both sonically and thematically, as the album explores overall themes of internal/external struggle and growth. Frontwoman Christina Cone delivers thoughtful, poetic lyrics with careful intention, creating a cathartic collection of songs that begs the listener to look within to find their own source of reassurance.


Frances Cone is the brainchild of Christina Cone, a classically trained pianist and vocalist who comes from a long line of artists including her grandmother who studied at Juilliard and her father who was once an opera singer. Cone released the debut LP Come Back in 2013, but it wasn’t until she met her musical and life partner, bassist Andrew Doherty, that Frances Cone took on its current form. The pair began working together while living in Brooklyn, creating the first five songs of Late Riser, before moving to Nashville last year to join the city’s thriving alternative scene. The new partnership has proven fruitful with acknowledgements coming from Noisey, Paste, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan and more. Frances Cone’s independently released breakout track “Arizona” has garnered over 10- million Spotify streams to date, and caught the attention of NPR Music, who invited the band to perform a Tiny Desk Concert in 2017.


The last five years have acted as a period of development and discovery for Frances Cone, who spent the time finding their identity while experiencing both challenges and successes. The result is a fully-realized collection that reaps the benefits of a little patience and a lot of perseverance. Late Riser stands as a testament to what happens when artists are allowed the space to create something meaningful without the influence of expectations. Frances Cone just wrapped up a fall tour with Tall Heights and will be back out on the road in 2019.


"A cross between the pop balladry of Taylor Swift and ethereal flutterings of Bon Iver, the title track smolders through stripped-down verses before reaching the billowing harmonies of the chorus." – Rolling Stone


"This is wonderfully literate pop that won't hit you over the head, but might gently find a home in your heart.” – NPR Music


"Never easy to categorize but always easy to love" – PopMatters


"Think Fleetwood Mac meets Dirty Projectors…" – Noisey



Watch their PASTE session


Watch their NPR Tiny Desk performance





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Thirty Tigers




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