Frances Hope is a singer-songwriter and indie-folk artist. She was born and bred in Edmonton, AB, until she relocated to Victoria, BC, to chase her dreams. Her music is inspired by early Joni Mitchell and remnants of Lana Del Ray and Brandi Carlile. She was a recent contestant on Season 8 of a Canadian singing competition called The Shot: Remastered. She presently just released two new singles in the last few months, and received second place in a global songwriting competition out of Nashville, TN. She looks forward to growing her audience as a performer, and is presently working on her second EP album.
Frances Hope is a natural performer, singer-songwriter and poet. Her music is an eclectic combination of kindness and grit, and is not afraid to dig deep to spread her truths to the world. Her voice has been said to contain echoes of early Joni Mitchell and Evanescence, and sounds "pure, but with an edge.” Behind big eyes and an infectious laugh lives a passion and a drive to achieve her dreams of doing music professionally. She recently teamed up with producer extraordinaire, Matt Gibbs, to release her debut EP album, Frances Hope, in April 2020, and has been featured on two playlists on Spotify.
Accompanying herself on guitar, she has played her music in several venues around town and has made four guest appearances on the University of Victoria’s radio station, CFUV (101.9 FM). She continues to write new songs and work to improve her craft every day. Her sound is a fusion of poetic lilts and melodies with a pop flair, and has been described as “intimate and touching with subtle and emotional insight.” Frances released her self-titled EP album in early 2020 and was played on CFUV-FM immediately after its release and twice since. Her sound has been characterized as “pure, but with an edge” and “a unique blend of timeless melodic stylings.”