Recently, I've rather been enjoying the way that elements of Soul (one of my favorite genres) have ended up in contemporary pop nowadays. I was recently introduced to Dee Freer, and she bridges the gap between Pop/Soul, but she bridges that gap very well. She's already had support from Zane Lowe, so it's only a matter of time before she blows up!
Well, as is the usual, we had a chat with Dee, to see what she had to say about her music, support from Zane Lowe and other things. Here's what she had to say!
Hey Dee, could you tell us a bit about who you are and what you do?
Of course, my name is Dee Freer and I'm a singer and songwriter. I am published by Rumour Control/ BMG Chrysalis as a writer and I write songs for myself and other artists. I have featured on a number of dance tracks and have spent the last year writing my album.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound is soulful with a bit of pop and influences of massive attack thrown in for good measure. I'd probably describe it as Soul/Alternative if I had to put myself in a box!
Who would you compare yourself to in the industry right now?
Erm......I'm not sure that I'm similar to anyone that's around at the moment but maybe Emile Sande?
So, what can people expect if they come down to one of your shows?
Great music and a fun night out...I hope! lol
What's your favourite song you have written?
Theres so many I like and all for different reasons. "Then You'd Know" is an obvious answer but it is one of my favourites. I feel very lucky to be able to write with talented musician/producers like Ben Cullum and Gordon Mills Jr who really bring songs to life. There's an unreleased song I wrote with Gordon Mills Jr called 'All The Things You Are' that hasn't been released but is on my soundcloud/deefreer as a taster. I really love the energy of that song.
We love the new single "Then You'd Know", what was the concept behind the track?
Thank you I'm really glad you like it. When Ben played the guitar in the studio that day it really hit me and the song just came, I love those days. It was quite emotional to write, it's about breaking things off with someone and being too proud to admit how you feel about them. Then looking back realising what you could have done differently when it's too late.
A little while back you had support from superstar DJ Zane Lowe, but how will you know when you've truly made it?
When I'm on the radio so much you're sick of me lol.
And finally, where can your fans (or new fans) find you?
I'd like to thank Dee for taking the time to answer these questions!
Well, there you go! As was mentioned in the article, I'm loving Dee's new single, and I think with the right promotion, it could be a real hit. So, Popshade readers! Follow her on all those links she gave you above, and let's make her a star!