Frances Lion shares her new single “Home,” the first single released via a new partnership between Frances Lion’s mentor / Hall of Fame songwriter and multi-platinum producer Linda Perry (P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Adele, Gwen Stefani, more) and Repost — read more about the partnership via Billboard. Perry and Repost will be working together to identify breaking artists and create customized creator service programs to develop their careers both on and off SoundCloud. “Breaking a new artist in any situation needs patience. Breaking a new artist in these times needs a fucking miracle…,” notes Perry. “Frances Lion will be the first artist signing under our partnership with SoundCloud’s growing distribution and artist services business Repost and, as A&R, I plan on exploring all the possibilities and bringing back the art of risk.” She also tells American Songwriter, “(Her) voice knocks me down emotionally…. I sit there amazed by its power. Melodically, she has captured a beautiful hybrid of what makes you feel and what makes you sing. If it’s ‘raw’ that you crave, you need not look any further.”
“I wrote ‘Home’ a few years ago about the small town I grew up in,” notes Lion. “Even though I always wanted to move away from it, it’s forever remained a huge part of my identity. My brother produced this song at our parent’s house during lockdown, and with a lack of resources we even had to rope my parents into being backing singers so it has even more of a ‘home’ feel than I had ever imagined.”
This new single follows Frances Lion’s 2020 “Van Sessions” series that saw Frances performing some of her tracks as well as covers live from the safety of her Van during Covid-19 lockdown in the UK. The performer ended 2020 with a cover of Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole’s classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”
Frances Lion has been making music for most of her life. “Music was just there,” she says, however, she knew that her small home town of Hampshire, England wasn’t going to be the place for her to grow as an artist. The moment she finished high school, she set off to explore the world including France and the Austrian Gold Coast, and was able to branch out and grow as a musician. Through performing her original songs, as well as covers at local bars and venues, Frances’ demo made its way to Linda Perry in Los Angeles. Once connected with Perry, Frances began to write and create new music, pushing her to be the powerful singer-songwriter she is today.