It seems to have been a long wait from hearing Freya for the first time a couple of years ago with the release of the single ‘Dear Sweet Rosie’ to her debut album. It’s been worth the wait with ‘Beast’ out now. Freya has a clarity of voice in delivery, a reminder of Grace Slick perhaps. If you have been following Freya there are songs here that are already familiar. The strong catalogue of singles are all here, ‘Dear Sweet Rosie’, ‘Arms Open Wide’, ‘The Calm Before The Storm’ and ‘Siren’. Freya says
”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.” she says. “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 (“Beast”) that follows through a euphoric dream of a devilish figure to the closing track of “Put it to the Test”.
‘Beast’ is a fabulous debut, a bit glam, a bit goth. We love it. Check it out, go see Freya Beer on tour soon. Dates below.
Wednesday 10th November – The Lanes, Bristol
Friday 12th November – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Saturday 13th November – Jimmy’s, Liverpool
Tuesday 16th November – Paper Dress Vintage, London
Saturday 20th November – Headrow House, Leeds
Sunday 21st November – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
Tuesday 23rd November – Bobiks, Newcastle
Wednesday 24th November – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Thursday 25th November – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Saturday 27th November – Old School House, Barnsley
Thursday 2nd December – Music Hall, Ramsgate
Friday 3rd December – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Sunday 5th December – The 1865, Southampton