We all know that Fred is the music maker again. But it is actually his humanity that is his greatest weapon.
After the hunger for connection throughout the isolation of the pandemic, our hunger for real bonds is terrible. And no one can grow with their music like Fred, the master of unfiltered storytelling whose new album, Real life 3is a reminder to paint in the gray moments of life.
AL3 It’s a microcosm of Fred’s profound ability to turn life events into visceral dance music. Mixing samples from real-life events, songwriting sessions and even random videos sent by friends, the album is a collage of memories he collected during his formative years.
We have spun the yarn AL3 And discovered the origin of these patterns.
“Eller (Shutters)” samples a short video sent to Fred by London-based singer-songwriter Eller. The track was one of the first he produced real life A few years ago, Atlantic Records tells us.
“Delilah (Get Me Out of This)” samples a video sent to Fred by Dillah Montagu, who performed her rendition of “Lost Keys” live.
“Berwin (All I Got Is You)” uses a song from a session with Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy and samples a voice memo sent to Fred by Trinidad-born rapper, producer and singer Berwin.
“Blue (Better With Time)” samples Blue’s track “You Still Mine (Drake).
“Nathan (Still Breathing)” samples a Tik Tok video that 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 070 Shake’s performance recording of “Having Nice” live at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, March 2020.
“Kelly (End of a Nightmare)” samples Wyatt’s track “Catch Me.”
“Mustafa (Time to Move)” is a sample Instagram post shared by renowned singer-songwriter and poet Mustafa.
“Clara (The Night Is Dark)” samples the Clara Ward Singers’ 1994 track “Storm Passes.”
“Vinny (My End)” samples the Vinnie Ryder track “My End”.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Fred opened up about his sampling guide and why he films his nights.
“The reason why I’m the guy who films everything in one night is because when you’re hanging out the next morning, it’s great to flash through the memories and kind of soften the blow. You’re It’s like tapping yourself.” Fred said. “When you get this incredibly high energy from a group of people when you all spend 10 hours together on a perfectly long night, and at the end you’re all floating in the same sky, it’s a beautiful The thing is. I’ve got some videos on my phone that I like and I like them for that reason.”
Watch the full interview below.
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