Check out The Latest Fred Again Track
Fred again..’s latest single, “Kyren (My Son)” arrives today via his own again.. Records — listen HERE. The track, part of Fred again..’s Actual Life project, is based around an Instagram sample of father and son Kyren and Kyng.
Fred again.. is a London based musical polymath who, behind the scenes, has already been involved in some of the biggest UK rap, grime, and pop tracks in recent years. Over the last year we’ve seen the latest stage in Fred again..’s musical evolution, as he steps out of the shadows to start releasing his own music which he’d been creating in parallel all along, most recently on his acclaimed artist collaboration with Headie One and their GANG mixtape.
Fred describes his sound as Actual Life, building tracks around vocals uncovered from the unlikeliest of sources; from obscure YouTube clips to personal FaceTime conversations, random Instagram accounts, and iPhone video footage of half-remembered nights out. Rather than creating songs about experiences, the music is actually made out of those experiences. The end results – often made on the move wherever Fred has his laptop – shift between dancefloor-inspired euphoria and yearning melancholy.
“Kyren (My Son)” is the latest in the line of Actual Life releases. What started out as a description of Fred again..’s sound has now become the title of a longer-form project. This collection of music, which features all of Fred’s Actual Life releases to date, is available from today, with further tracks to be added as they’re released.
This latest release follows the success of Fred again..’s acclaimed artist collaboration with Headie One. Their GANG mixtape, out now via Relentless, is the culmination of months of collaboration in the studio between the two artists, who first struck up a close friendship in 2019.
Since then the pair have worked together to take their individual signature sounds into a unique new direction and GANG is their full-length statement, the sound of two musical worlds coming together. Across the mixtape’s eight tracks, the duo are joined by more of the UK’s most exciting and innovative artists including featured artists and collaborators FKA twigs, Jamie xx, Sampha, Octavian and Berwyn.
In addition, Fred continues to debut exclusive new music on his Rinse FM residency, regularly building entire shows out of the tracks and collaborations he’s currently working on in the studio. A full archive of the shows can be found at Fred’s Soundcloud including his most recent Lockdown Live 002 show which featured a special live piano and DJ set.
What do you guys have to say though?
Are you a fan of the new Fred Again track “Kyren (My Son)”? What are some of your other favorite songs by Fred Again? And who are other producers that you enjoy listening to?