We all know Fred again.. is a gifted music producer. But it is actually his humanity that is his greatest weapon.
After being starved for connection during the isolation of the pandemic, our hunger for real bonds is insatiable. And no one is able to nurture them through his music quite like Fred, a master of relentless storytelling whose new album, Real life 3is a reminder to inspire color in life’s gray moments.
AL3 It’s a microcosm of Fred’s immense ability to turn life events into visceral dance music. Sampled from real-life encounters, impromptu songwriting sessions and even random videos sent by friends, the album is a collage of memorabilia he’s collected during his breakthrough years.
Our thread has been removed AL3 And they discovered the origin of the patterns.
“Eiler (Shutters)” is a short video sample sent to Fred by London-based singer-songwriter Eiler. The track was one of the first for which he produced real life A few years ago, the Atlantic Record tells us.
“Deliah (Get Me Out Of This)” is a sample of a video sent to Fred by Delilah Montego, who sings a live rendition of his track “Lost Keys”.
“Bruin (All I Got Is You)” uses a lyric from a session with Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy and a voice note sent to Fred by Trinidad-born rapper, producer and songwriter Bruin. sort of.
“Bleu (Better With Time)” samples Bleu’s track “You’re Mines Still (feat. Drake).”
“Nathan (Still Breathing)” is a sample of a TikTok video Fred found while scrolling through the app, posted by Indiana-based singer-songwriter Nathan Archie.
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“Daniel (Smile On My Face)” sampled from a recording of 070 Shake’s live performance of “Nice to Have” at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston in March 2020.
“Kelly (End of a Nightmare)” samples Vet’s track “Catch Me.”
“Mustafa (Time To Move You)” is a sample of an Instagram post shared by popular singer-songwriter and poet Mustafa.
“Clara (The Night Is Dark)” samples the Clara Ward Singers’ 1994 track “The Storm Is Passing Over.”
“Winnie (The End Of Me)” samples Winnie Rader’s track “The End Of Me.”
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Fred opened up about his sample direction and why he films his nights.
“The reason is that I’m the person who films everything in one night, because when you’re hungry the next morning, it’s just nice to be lit by the light of your memories and you soften the blow. done. You’re like wiretapping yourself,” Fred said. “When you get that beautiful energy of a group of people when you all spend 10 hours together on a reasonably long night, and by the end you’re all kind of floating in the same sky, it’s a beautiful thing.” I’ve got some videos on my phone that I love, for that reason.
Check out the full interview below.
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