‘Lay On’ was recorded over the last few months at Eastcote Studios in Kensal Rise with Jamie Brown and engineer Andy Hughes. Available to download at all major outlets, the new single is the first hint of what to expect from the singer’s forthcoming album ‘Truth’ and is accompanied by a stunning video featuring footage from the Oscar winning French short ‘The Red Balloon’. Picked up by revered online publisher WhatWeSeee, the video had 180k views and over 1.5k shares on its first week online.
The multi – talented FREEMAN first picked up a guitar when he was a Rolling Stones obsessed teenager living in Cuba. Taking inspiration from other ‘70’s icons such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac, Love, Bill Withers, America and Al Stewart he set up crafting his own take on those sounds in an analogue studio, playing live and recording to tape. A truly warm and distinctive voice, FREEMAN creates heartfelt songs that recall the starkness, beauty and tenderness of singers such as Jeff Buckley, Scott Matthews, Laura Marling and Devendra Banhart.
He began his love of abstract painting at school. After gathering a large following on Instagram he recently held his first exhibition at the Palm Tree Gallery in Portobello, becoming the ‘highest selling artist on Portobello in 20 years’. He is currently in talks with top Mayfair Gallery Maddox and Delahunty Fine Art and aims to hold a second exhibition in November. The music and the artworks go hand in hand, one of the first paintings FREEMAN sold is also the front cover of the album ‘Truth’.
Currently in the studio putting the final touches to the album, the singer and his band will play the following live shows in September to coincide with the new single release.
LONDON LIVE DATES:
SEP 19TH THE BEDFORD, BALHAM SW12
SEP 24TH SUNDAY CLUB, THE FINSBURY N4
SEP 27TH ISLAND EXPERIMENT, PARADISE, KENSAL RISE W10