Any body have any new music recommendations? I'm pretty much game for anything but whatever country music is trying to be right now. oh And no Taylor Swift
this is way off the beaten path of what i typically talk about in this thread, but fred again.. is easily my most listened artist of 2023. just really emotionally resonant dance influenced pop music. he's getting really huge. like headlined glastonbury and coachella, just played 3 sold out nights in nyc, and 9 sold out nights in LA. and he works with people as varied as four tet, brian eno, ed sheerhan, and skrillex. he's madly talented. i was at one of the nyc shows (forest hills), and then got word of a late night DJ set in a tiny club. amazing night.
here's a bunch of his music. mostly live. some studio stuff, some solo piano stuff, a gorgeous NPR tiny desk concert, and some more banger DJ stuff
if you would prefer to check out albums, they are called actual life 1, actual life 2, and actual life 3. all three of these were released during covid, and they all really speak to the isolation and weirdness of those years. basically he pillages 'actual life' for samples. maybe a poem, maybe a song, maybe a voicemail, maybe a conversation with a friend. he then takes the samples and builds them into songs. he's a dumpster diver who finds valuable antiques and shines them anew.
he also has an ambient album with brian eno called secret life.
tiny desk gorgeous
Teresa Xie | April 10, 2023When Fred again.. first proposed a Tiny Desk concert, it wasn't immediately clear how he was going to make it work — not because h...