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Sunday 10 October 2021

The Distinctive Gothic Stylings Of Freya Beer's Debut Album Will Be On Display @ Brighton's The Hope & Ruin In December

Brighton-bound Freya Beer has earned a reputation for music that mixes poetic lyrics inspired by Charles Bukowski or Anne Sexton, with the distinctive gothic stylings of Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, or David Lynch. 



Highly literate in her reference points both musical and written, they shine no greater than on the obsidian sheen of her debut album, Beast.

Unphased by the isolating impositions of the previous year, Freya used the period's foreboding limitations as a means to feed her art and blossom as an artist. 

Using her time away from the live stage to connect with her creative impulses on a deeper level, she began to nurture and raise the debut album she had always wanted to make. 

Delving into the aspirations of the dreaming to the lucid nightmares of the living, the songs of Beast find Freya blurring fiction and reality with a disorienting daze. 

Scouring the silver screen for nuanced narratives, many of the songs of Beast glean initial inspiration from characters seen in classic cinema. 

Distorting their stories and injecting traits of her own volition, their journeys soon become very different prospects.


As Freya explains: 

" With most of my songs I always tend to take inspiration lyrically from film story plots that I've interpreted into my own personal experiences.

"The songs of "Beast" all have elements of empowerment with a gothic undertone. 

"The album takes you on a journey, right from the opening title track that follows through a euphoric dream of a devilish figure to the closing track of "Put it to the Test"."

Pairing vividly expressive imagery to soundscapes of a glowering noir, it's an album that finds Freya at the epicentre of a maelstrom of sound and imagination; and in complete control. 

A record that places artist and audience in a restless pursuit of predator and prey, the songs will both pull at the heart-strings with moments of unadorned innocence, before pincering souls and ear-drums alike with instances of merciless sonic thrash. 

Brighton-bound Freya Beer plays The Hope & Ruin, Brighton on Friday 3rd December 2021. For tickets CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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