With almost 400 million streams on Spotify, the Platinum-selling single “Capsize” landed FRENSHIP on the map as one of the most exciting new talents this past year. In addition to the music from their debut EP Truce, the pair have been hard at work in the studio writing and recording new music, which fans can expect to hear on tour this fall.
FRENSHIP members James Sunderland and Brett Hite met while working at fitness store Lululemon and became fans of each other’s music. This led to the two stoking the creative embers, and they eventually began creating music together. Pursuing the avenue of summery, feel-good electronic pop, the duo made their debut on SoundCloud with the track “Knives,” created with Norwegian tropical house producer Matoma. The track quickly caught fire on the Web and began to generate buzz, which led the duo to upload a second track, “Nowhere.” The song garnered comparisons to new wave pioneers Tears for Fears, albeit with overtones of modern house. Having generated a burgeoning fan base already, FRENSHIP’s hype really took off when they premiered the track “Carpet.” They then followed up with “Capsize,” a collaboration with singer/songwriter Emily Warren that quickly went viral. The song charted in multiple territories and went platinum in New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. Frenship released their debut EP, Truce, during the fall of 2016 on Columbia Records.