Bewitching alternative singer-songwriter Freya Beer returns with her first new music of 2021: Siren, which is out 26th February via Sisterhood Records. The track is cut from her highly anticipated debut album, scheduled for release later in 2021. Originating from West London but currently residing on the south coast, Freya Beer deftly mixes poetic lyrics inspired by Charles Bukowski or Anne Sexton, with a distinctive gothic noir of Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and David Lynch. The Fountain caught up with Freya about her new work as well as her plans for the year.
TF: You have a new single out (in February), what can we expect from Siren?
Siren has a very similar feel to my song Dear Sweet Rosie. Sonically, it still captures those huge tribal drums, which was achieved by Owain Hanford. The additional lead guitar parts was played by Pete Hobbs. Those particular parts capture an essence of David Bowie’s Scary Monsters and Roxy Music’s Do the Strand. The song itself was originally a poem and I still wanted to show that in the music so I achieved that by sing/speaking the words.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
A poetic wall of sound.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
My plan for the remainder of the year will be to focus on the release of my debut album. I currently have a UK tour scheduled in May but if those don’t go ahead then the tour will be rescheduled for Autumn/Winter.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I had the opportunity to support Kristeen Young at the St Pancras Old Church and the reverb there was incredible, I would definitely love to play a headline show at that venue, but in the meantime I’m just keen to get back on the road playing around the country.
Siren is out on 26th February