I know it’s been a while! The month of May was CRAZY and I’m finally just coming down from it.
I want to introduce a new little blog idea I’ve come up with where I shine a light on my talented friends!
First up is my dear, DEAR friend Fred.
We first met in a vocal improvisation class with Miss Gabrielle Goodman. I was immediately drawn to not only his gorgeous voice, but also his amazing personality.
Fast forward a few years, and we’ve become the closest of friends and trusted musical influences!
Fred just debuted his single, Vain, under the name Freddie Atlas.
PLEASE take a listen here!
The first thing that grabs me in this song is the haunting chord progression, doubled with the pouring rain sound effect in the background. I feel as though I’m in a scene of a movie where the lead actor has just had his heart ripped out by the love of his life.
Having known Fred for quite some time… I felt as though I knew what to expect with his first single. But I was completely BLOWN away. He gives me some of the most gorgeous falsetto lines that are so rare, especially in male singers today.
His sound is almost reminiscent of an r&b singer like Robin Thicke, but incorporates classical elements that we don’t often hear in pop music.
I found the song completely refreshing.
I still can’t believe the talent that oozes from my friends.