In many ways we have lost a year; fear, isolation, sickness, stress and sorrow. On the album ‘Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)’ super-producer Fred again.. gives us his notes from this very disturbing time where so many of the things we have taken for granted have been taken away. Starting from voice memos, YouTube-clips, snatches from dialogues or videos from half-forgotten nights out, Fred again.. names every song after a person, putting the emotional essence in a parenthesis. ‘Kyle (I Found You)’, ‘Angie (I’ve Been Lost)’ and so on. It’s deeply moving, raw and one the most relevant pieces of art depicting the experience of the very special year of 2020 yet.
Fred again.., or Fred Gibson, is by no means a stranger to success. Having produced and written songs for artist like Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Romy, Headie One and FKA twigs this super-producer has become a household name. On his solo debut ’Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020) – which he was urged by mentor Brian Eno to work on – Fred again.. dives even deeper into his emotions. In the summer of 2022, Fred again.. will come to Way Out West and we can hardly wait.