We all know Fred again .. he’s a musical genius. But in fact, it is his personality that is his greatest weapon.
After starving for connection throughout the isolation of the pandemic, our hunger for true friendship is dire. And no one can grow them with their music like Fred, the unfiltered legend whose new album, Real Life 3it is a reminder that a person should change things in his life when he gets old.
AL3 it’s a microcosm of Fred’s deep ability to turn life’s events into dance music. Combining samples from real-life events, songwriting sessions and unedited videos sent by friends, the album is a collage of memories he collected during his best years.
We have pulled the thread of AL3 and find the source of the samples.
“Eyelar (closed)” samples a short video sent to Fred by London singer and songwriter Eyelar. This song was one of his first compositions Real Life a few years ago, Atlantic Records tells us.
“Delilah (get me out of this)” featured a video sent to Fred by Delilah Montagu, who sang his song “Lost Keys.”
“Berwyn (all I’ve got is you)” used lyrics he met with Irish singer and songwriter Dermot Kennedy and featured lyrics sent to Fred by Trinidadian-born rapper, producer and songwriter Berwyn.
“Bleu (well it’s time)” samples Bleu’s song “You’re The Same Mine (featuring Drake).”
“Nathan (still breathing)” shows a TikTok video Fred found while searching for the app, posted by Indiana songwriter Nathan Archie.
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“Danielle (Put a Smile on My Face)” is a cover of 070 Shake’s “Nice To Have” live at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall in March 2020.
“Kelly (end of horror)” samples Wet’s song “Catch Me.”
“Mustafa (time to move)” is based on an Instagram post shared by famous singer and poet Mustafa.
“Clara (The Night Is Dark)” samples The Clara Ward Singers’ 1994 song “The Storm Is Passing.”
“Winnie (the end of me)” samples Winnie Raeder’s “The End Of Me.”
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Fred explained how he models and why he films his nights.
“The reason I’m someone who takes pictures of everything at night is because when you’re up the next morning, it’s better to just look at your memories and you’re kind of drowning out the noise. You’re kind of shooting yourself.” Fred said. “You get the high energy of a group of people when you’re all together for 10 hours a long night, and at the end you’re like floating in the same ether. It’s a fun thing. I have videos on my phone that I like, I like them because of that.”
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