"Fresh off a buzzy SXSW run and leading up to their self-titled EP comes "June," a blissful jam stocked with warm weather melodies galore. It's a harmonious blend of indie pop and lush instrumentals, and we can't get enough."
"Frances Cone, a Brooklyn-via–South Carolina trio fronted by keyboardist-vocalist Christina Cone, presents a soaring blend of soul, electropop and folk. A high-gloss production job doesn't dull the considerable emotional punch of the band's songs, heard on a recent self-titled EP. This is definitely a group to watch."
"The addition of Doherty and Malinowski has allowed Frances Cone to expand sonically, and become evermore difficult to pin down. The self-titled EP, which dropped late April, is just four songs in length, but its sound stretches for miles. 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. So what do we call this Brooklyn trio, how do we label them? They’re indie-rock, sure. But that seems a disservice when they can shift and morph at a whim."
"Cone and collaborators Andrew Doherty and Jeff Malinowski have a talent for layering; skip ahead 30 seconds at nearly any point and you’re bound to hear a new instrument or melody pop into the mix, subtle as it may be; see the spastic ivories and sonar blips of “Better Man”, or the elegance of Malinowski’s electric guitar as it scales octaves on “Wiser”. Still, there’s a patience to the songwriting, a deliberateness that ensures no song becomes too cluttered."
There’s something innately wistful about the home movies being projected in Frances Cone's new music video for “Better Man.” Even the crudest, shakiest found footage of people captured in specific moments -- a vacation, a road trip, kids playing in a yard -- can evoke a certain sense of reflection at the passage of time, perfectly suited for the heartsick song from the Brooklyn trio's upcoming self-titled EP. - WNYC "Better Man" Video Premiere
"As the summer winds down, enjoy a playlist of our favorite jams from lovely ladies like Kimbra, Santigold and Frances Cone..."
"There’s a reason that Cone has caught attention from Twitter’s latest #Music’s Top Emerging Artists tag and features in Vanity Fair, Paste Magazine and Brooklyn Vegan—her take on the compromises between leaving home and settling somewhere new are introspective and interesting, her voice flows with the down-home sweetness of a familiar creek, but isn’t lacking in polish either. Stream her latest single below and watch for more from her, it’s definitely coming."
"While there are traces of gospel in her music, Cone's sound is far more difficult to classify..."
"Cone's got a distinctive voice and way with melody and her recordings have a smart, understated charm."
Refinery29 This Is Our Jam Premieres: Frances Cone, "Come Back" "...'Come Back' sounds like the type of song that would score a romance set in a ‘50s-style diner. It has that lived-in nostalgic quality..." The Deli NYC Artists on the rise: Frances Cone
"...Cone has a singular ability to co-exist in several worlds simultaneously. Her moods shift quickly here between homely intimacy and moody emotion almost at once."
"haunting and mesmerizing and she is poised to launch a brilliant album."
SoundDessert Frances Cone On Breaking Up, Bill Cunningham and Hipster Nude Beaches
"Frances Cone will have you coming back to her music again and again and again..."
"If you haven't yet heard the smooth sounds of Charleston-native-now-Brooklyn-resident Frances Cone, take note."
The Ruckus Premier: Ron Pope and Frances Cone – Mexico (Jump Little Children)
"...Frances Cone has been compared to the likes of Neko Case and Cat Power, and her rising status as potential powerhouse is evident..."