B. Freed - Refugee Child
B. Freed – Refugee Child

 

 

 

 

Artist name: B FREED

 

 

 

Song title: REFUGEE CHILD

 

 

 

Release date: 23/01/2018

 

 

 

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Songs don’t get any more powerful or real than B.Freed’s latest track Refugee Child, it’s an issue that I’m sure is at the back of many people’s minds when they’re tuning into their favourite tracks, that is of course unless you regularly listen to Sting and U2.

 

 

 

It’s hard to focus on anything but the soul crushing humanistic lyrics to this track which tell the devastating story of how a child travelled 10,000 miles to find a new home, but when I somehow managed to get past that. I could be forgiven for thinking that David Bowie had been resurrected; the similarity in vocal delivery is outstanding! As a major Bowie fan, that made Refugee Child a song that wasn’t just steeped in sadness, it was one that was held up by the diversity of B.Freed’s remarkably playful and distinctive vocal ability. The track written by the musician, humanist, songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer from Eastleigh, UK had an infinitely international sound that translate into an instant anthem in my eyes with a slight 80’s twinge.

 

 

 

Go into detail on why you love music as a career.

I love music as a career because it allows me to express myself in ways I couldn’t otherwise. I do believe in the positive force art can have its many manifestations. I always wanted to get as good as possible both as an artist and human, I’m sure both interact.

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans on your music.

Most fans’ responses are positive and kind.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

It opened many new doors for independent musicians like me.

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Tell us how you record your song.

I tend to jam with the guitar on drum beats. I record every worthwhile riff on my Steinberg Nuendo DAW. Some develop to tunes. After guitar and bass I mostly sing gibberish vocals. I’m good in placing vocal ideas but not too great in writing the final lyrics, it often is a struggle. I later on add other stuff like piano chords, drum breaks, pads etc. The final mix I like to do with a good engineer.

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Tell us the story behind the song.

I don’t have children but I deeply care about them. I traveled the world; I’ve seen a lot of poverty and met many people who don’t have many chances in life, including street children.

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State your musical skills.

I’m foremost a singer and guitar player both rhythm and lead. I write all my music on guitar and I have enough knowledge to program drums, keyboards etc. I have a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology with Distinction.

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Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.

I work slowly, some take years others a month or two.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

My melodies and basic ideas develop while jamming. I tend to write the lyrics at the end and often it doesn’t come easy.

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Discuss music in full details.

The first thing the universe did was cut a record. Vibrations filled the cosmos with the sound of celestial bells (from pressure after big bang).  Our prehistory is frozen sound. Sound waves are energy never created or destroyed, it just changes form. And then there is also meaning to it: we begin at young age to form strong identities around music, in a way that feels much more personal than movies or books, because the songs are, say so much about our ideas or where we fit in the world. These records or CDs, downloads etc. help us define what we want life to sound like.

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State your five favorite genres of music with reasons.

Blues-depth, Funk-rhythm, Flamenco-purity, Rock’roll – happy feeling, Bossa- nova-elegance. I like all styles of music with class and grace.

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Discuss your rehearsal.

I don’t work live right now; I just practice all my stuff like scales and so on while playing with grooves.

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State your favourite musical instruments.

Guitars.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

All my live work was as a side man so I got the vibe but I was not the main attraction. I plan to front a new act though later this year.

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Discuss your personality in full details.

I have all the character defects necessary to be a creative martyr. I’m angry about injustices but I try to control myself and take easy as it is not healthy to carry big loads all the time. I like to be kind and thoughtful and it is important to me to find meaning and purpose with what I do. I’m in a good relationship; I think that’s very fortunate.

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Discuss your music career.

I’m in middle age so I had loads of ups and downs over the years, session work, touring with good and bad acts and many jams and collaborations which is what I love most. The best is yet to come.

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List your musical work.

I started quite late to record my songs. At the moment I have about 50 completed and I’m in the middle of about another 30 tunes, many nearly, others partly completed.

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Share your memorable experiences with us.

I’ve got a thousand but I don’t like to brag.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

I work under the name B FREED and I mean it.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Refugee child and I am sure that the meaning is understood.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

I will record a new album this year which will most probably be called “Got to make the most of it”!

 

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