Groundbreaking artist and producer Fred again.. drops a little taster from his new album “Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)”.
Building on the template already laid down with his debut LP, “Actual Life (February 2nd – July 19th)” and its companion follow up “Actual Life 2 (February 2 – October 15 2021)”, “Actual Life 3” sees Fred again.. resume his diary-esque approach to production. His intimate use of voice notes from friends, videos found whilst scrolling on Instagram, and samples from important records in his life serves as a personal record of his life experiences, offering insight into his world over the past year. Actual Life 3 is a continuation of an autobiographical body of work that both references and pushes forwards the heritage of UK electronic music while standing as testament to the power of music in facilitating catharsis, healing and celebrating the realities of friendship, love and life.
So far, Fred again.. has released a trio of tracks “Danielle (smile on my face)”, “Bleu (better with time)” and “Kammy (like i do)” in advance of the album release later this month. They follow a run of acclaimed club-ready singles under his ‘USB’ album series earlier this year including a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia and Future “Turn On The Lights again..” , June’s thunderous “Jungle”, January’s “Lights Out” in collaboration with HAAi and Romy and March’s “Admit It (U Don’t Want 2)” with I. Jordan. Armed with an arsenal of new music, the tracks are now fixtures in DJ sets around the world, as well as Fred’s own live performances – a stunningly honed show that takes crowds through material from the achingly beautiful moments of his “Actual Life” album series and unifying, standout tracks of last summer “Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)” and ”Billie (Loving Arms)”. One of the places where this was experienced in all its glory was at Coachella, where The Guardian noted that “a young guy who seems to have become immediately massive – Fred Again.., was among the big draws this year”.
Last year saw Fred again.. become one of the year’s most talked about live acts as he transformed his “Actual Life” records into an immersive, communal real-life experience for the first time. With shows selling out across the UK and USA, he was named one of Mixmag’s “Top 10 Live Acts Of 2021”. Fred continued his upwards trajectory with the viral success release of his Boiler Room set back in August, which has to date surpassed over 7 million streams, overtaking the numbers seen by artists such as Disclosure, Richie Hawtin, Skream & Fatboy Slim in only 4 weeks.
After wrapping up an extensive summer tour with festival appearances at the likes of Coachella, Primavera, Melt, Way Out West, Rock En Seine and All Points East, Fred again.. is continuing his live ascendency with sold out shows around the world throughout the autumn of 2022, including three nights at New York’s 3000 capacity Terminal 5 and three nights at O2 Academy Brixton in December which sold out in record timing last month.
He will also be heading to Australia in February 2023 for Laneway Festival.