West London based singer – songwriter, FREEMAN is set to play a special London show at the Mau Mau Bar on Portobello Road to coincide with the release of a new single on Catapult Records on Saturday the 12th of May 2018.
‘Weekend’ is the follow up to the the recent BBC Introducing favourite ‘Redemption’ and was recorded at Eastcote Studios in Kensal Rise with Jamie Brown and engineer Andy Hughes, Joyous and uplifting indie pop, the new single is available to download at all major outlets and is another hint of what to expect from the singer’s eagerly awaited debut album ‘Truth’ which is set for release in May.
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, he creates songs that recall the starkness, beauty and tenderness of singers such as Jeff Buckley, Scott Matthews, Laura Marling and Devendra Banhart.
He released is debut single ‘Lay On’ in September last year and it quickly picked up widespread critical support from the likes of The Huffington Post to plays on BBC Radio London. ‘Lay On’ was accompanied by a video featuring footage from the Oscar winning French short ‘The Red Balloon’ and had 180k views and over 1.5k shares on its first week online.