Frances Forever

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Frances Forever
Birth nameFrances Garrett
Born (1999-06-17) June 17, 1999 (age 22)
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active2018–present
Labels

Frances Garrett (born June 17, 1999),[2][3] known professionally as Frances Forever, is an American singer-songwriter. They are best known for their song "Space Girl", which became a viral hit on TikTok in 2020.

Early life[edit]

Frances Garrett grew up outside of Baltimore and was homeschooled as a child. They started playing piano at six years old and began writing songs as a teenager. A summer intensive at Berklee College of Music convinced them to pursue music professionally.[1] They chose the stage name "Frances Forever" as a play on their first name and as an homage to the song "Francis Forever" by Mitski.[4]

Career[edit]

Garrett began their career with the release of their first EP Pockets in 2018.[4] The EP featured songs written on single instruments that represent "pockets" of Garrett's life.[5] They later submitted their song "Space Girl" as an entry to be on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts series. Though the entry was not chosen, Boston's WBUR-FM selected the song as their favorite submission from Massachusetts, calling Garrett's songwriting "reminiscent of the smart bedroom pop of peers like Sidney Gish and Clairo, cheerful-sounding ditties that belie more complicated emotions: sadness, longing, resentment".[4] Garrett also went on to perform a headlining slot at WBUR's CityScape event on August 23, 2019.[1]

"Space Girl" was officially released as a single on March 27, 2020, and became a viral hit through TikTok, garnering over 10 millions streams on streaming services.[6][2] In December 2020, the song debuted at number 23 on the Billboard Hot Alternative Songs chart.[7] On December 16, 2020, Garrett was officially signed to Mom + Pop Music.[2] A remix of "Space Girl" featuring Chloe Moriondo was released on January 29, 2021.[8] A music video for the song was released on March 3, 2021.[5] In a August 2021 Dork interview, Garrett cited Taylor Swift as their musical inspiration, and that they grew up with Swift's music.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Garrett is pansexual and non-binary and uses singular they pronouns.[1][10] They were diagnosed with ADHD as a child.[5] Garrett is currently majoring in music technology at Clark University.[1]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Pockets[4][5]
  • Released: November 16, 2018
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Paranoia Party
  • Released: July 9, 2021
  • Label: Mom + Pop
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt

[11]
US
Rock

[12]
"Frankenstein Wannabe"[13] 2019 Non-album single
"Slow Down!"[14]
(with Matty Sun)
"Space Girl"[6][8]
(solo or featuring Chloe Moriondo)
2020 23 27 Paranoia Party
"Paranoia Party" 2021

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album/EP Ref.
"Could This Be Us"
(Ash Always featuring Frances Forever)
2018 Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Mason, Amelia (August 19, 2019). "In Sad Songs With Happy Melodies, Frances Forever Captures The Uncertainty Of Young Adulthood". WBUR. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Frances Forever Joins the Mom + Pop Family". momandpopmusic.com. December 16, 2020. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "frances on Twitter: "it was my birthday yesterday"". Twitter. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Mason, Amelia (July 29, 2019). "Announcing Our Favorite Tiny Desk Contest Entry From Mass.: Frances Forever". WBUR. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d Uitti, Jacob (March 3, 2021). "Frances Forever Adds a Lighter Tone to New Music". American Songwriter. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Space Girl by Frances Forever". Apple Music. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  7. ^ "Billboard charts on Twitter: "Debuts on this week's #HotAlternativeSongs chart: #15, @yungblud ft. @machinegunkelly Acting Like That #23, @frances_4ever Space Girl"". Twitter. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  8. ^ a b Murray, Robin (January 29, 2021). "Frances Forever Re-Works Astrology Bop 'Space Girl'". Clash. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  9. ^ Young, Martyn (August 9, 2021). "Frances Forever: "I had to make a project to really show people what I can do"". Dork. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  10. ^ "Frances Forever on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  11. ^ "Hot Alternative Songs - December 19, 2020". Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  12. ^ "Rock & Alternative Songs - March 13, 2021". Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  13. ^ "Frankenstein Wannabe - Single by Frances Forever". Apple Music. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  14. ^ "Slow Down! - Single by Frances Forever". Apple Music. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  15. ^ "could this be us (featuring Frances Forever) - Single by ash always". Apple Music. Retrieved January 29, 2021.