Frances Clare is an enigmatic Cape Town based act who have toured internationally and shared stages with Mango Groove, Matthew Mole, Wheatus, Zolani from Freshlyground and more. Today sees the release of their new single, Go.
(Photographer Johann Beute)
“Go is about enjoying the journey and is a positive song about growth, determination and leaving the haters behind.”
“Go was one of those songs that took less than an hour to write.” Says songwriter, Frances, on the inspiration behind the single. “I was in a very creative mode, we had recently returned from a successful December tour with some of our favourite local artists, and I remember being very inspired and writing a lot of songs. When I played them for the band, Go was the one that stood out.”
She adds, “This song is about how it feels to truly be on the way to achieve our dreams and goals with music. We want Go to encourage each and every listener to expect the best for themselves.”
Track producer, DJ Cosher comments on the recording process, “Working on this track was a great experience! Each band member brought their own special parts to the song and it was my pleasure to watch the song come to life”. He adds, “Go is a feel-good pop song with the authenticity of a band track.” As with Frances Clare’s style, the single features violin, acoustic and electric guitar, bass and drums.
Go is available now on all digital platforms including:
The female fronted band have performed across South Africa at venues including the V&A Waterfront, Expresso Morning Show, Hectic Nine 9 and enjoy radio play on local and international stations.
The band is firmly focused on promoting females in the music industry through work with International NPO The Lalela Project to raise money for sustainable sanitary pads. Vocalist, Frances Litten, was selected to perform 'Osiyeza' with Craig Lucas on Women’s Day to commemorate the late Johnny Clegg at the Grand West Arena.
After a busy 2019 with performances in South Africa, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and a show in Berlin, Germany featuring Beatenberg- Frances Clare are headed to the United Kingdom for their debut tour.
December / January UK Tour
28.12.2019- Beyond Vinyl, Newcastle
02.01.2020- Castle Hill Vaults, Scotland
03.01.2020- The Dublin Castle, London
04.01.2020- The Gladstone Arms, London
06.01.2020- Sessions58, London
07.01.2020- Luna Lounge, London
08.01.2020- The Bedford, London
08.01.2020- Acoustify Open Mic, London
09.01.2020- The Old George, London
10.01.2020- The Hope Windsor, Berkshire
12.01.2020- The Spice of Life, Soho
13.01.2020- The Half Moon Putney, London
15.01.2020- Charts, Newcastle