‘You’re on Blood Street now’ singer Freddie Dickson welcomes us into the dark world of his latest single. Former Londoner musician has been around the industry since 2013 but finally broke loose from the ties of commercially orientated labels with his 2017 debut Panic Town. Fully independent, he dove right into the creative scene of Berlin searching for fresh inspiration and new streets to walk. Berlin is also where he started working on his sophomore record Blood Street, which is due on October 4th.
The title track is the third single teasing the LP. Its pensive guitar strums loosely draw analogies to the greats who inspired the songwriter in his youth, like Neil Young. Combining traditional analog-style songwriting with contemporary approaches by more electrically orientated outfits like Portishead, he forms the backbone of the singles. Riding on a throbbing bassline and a steady beat, Blood Street conjures nostalgia for a place you have never really liked. Dickson’s vocals transform from raspy whispers to dramatic falsettos. The pained and soaring voice of the singer accompanied by the slow groove of the guitar has goosebump-potential.
If the darkly poetic and melancholic lyrics did not get you yet at ‘Should I be Lonely or should I be kind’ the emotional pre-chorus will surely catch you. Desperately aching for justice, Freddie Dickson sings ‘Forget who you are’ asking the high and mighty to put themselves into the shoes of the less fortunate ones, for a change. Sketching a gloomy image of modern society the single is a romantically hopeful yet, darkly dystopian reflection on the singer’s hometown.
PS: Freddie’s about to hit the road as well. Catch him right here in Germany
02.11. Hamburg – Turmzimmer
03.11. Cologne – Tsunami Club
04.11. Frankfurt – Nachtleben
06.11. Berlin – Musik & Frieden
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