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Origin Los Angeles, U.S.
Genres Electronic, electropop[1]
Years active 2013 (2013)–present
Labels Columbia
Associated acts Matoma, Emily Warren
  • James Sunderland
  • Brett Hite

Frenship (stylized FRENSHIP) is an American electropop duo, consisting of James Sunderland and Brett Hite. They are best known for their 2016 single, "Capsize".


Sunderland and Hite met while working at the fitness store Lululemon and became fans of each other's music; this led to them creating music together. The duo first posted to SoundCloud the song "Knives", which was produced alongside Norwegian producer Matoma. The track gained popularity online which led the duo to upload a second track, "Nowhere", followed by "Carpet".

In June 2016, the duo released "Capsize", a collaboration with American singer and songwriter Emily Warren, charting in multiple countries. The song also reached number one on Hype Machine, and has surpassed 420 million streams on Spotify. Their follow up single "1000 Nights" has over 40 million streams on Spotify to date, and continues to grow at Alternative Radio. Frenship released their debut EP, Truce, in September 2016 via Columbia Records.[1]



Title Details
  • Released: 2 September 2016
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: Digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Kids" 2013 non-album singles
"Morrison" 2014
(with Matoma)
(with Emily Warren)
2016 78 17 55 45 41 37 11 14 20 59 Truce
"1000 Nights" 2017
"LOVE Somebody" 2018 non-album singles
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b "Frenship - Biography". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  2. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Frenship". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 30, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #423". auspOp. June 3, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ "British single certifications – Frenship". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 4, 2017.  Select singles in the Format field. Enter Frenship in the search field and then press Enter.
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Frenship)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Italian single certifications – Frenship" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved January 4, 2017.  Type Frenship in the top right search bar. Click on "Sok" and select {{{title}}} and see certification.
  10. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Frenship". Music Canada. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 
  11. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Frenship & Emily Warren – Capsize". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 

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