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Freeman Releases ‘Lay On’

West London-based singer-songwriter and abstract artist, FREEMAN released his debut single on Catapult Records on the 22nd of September 2017. SEEN has been listening and enjoying the chilled-out vibe. Check it out here:

‘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 has had 180k views and over 1.5k shares in 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 are set to announce a run of UK dates to coincide with the album release over the next few months.

You can catch him this Wednesday 27th September:

www.theparadise.co.uk

Island Experiment
The Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
19 Kilburn Lane 
London
W10 4AE

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