- Words Solly Warner
Alt-indie singer-songwriter, Freddie Long, shares the official video for his new single “Addicted To Your Love” and picks 10Trax he’ll never get bored of.
Raspy voiced Southerner, Freddie Long, has developed a comforting yet heart-breaking sound over the past few years. Surrounded by inviting and genre-melding instrumentals, Freddie is unafraid of embracing issues of mental health in his music. This was highlighted in his 2019 track “Hope”, in which he collaborated with the charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to help build awareness around male suicide and the benefits of being able to share your struggles.
Freddie has grown a grassroots following with his first two EPs ‘These Darker Days’ and ‘Blessed Or Cursed’ and now returns with his latest offering from the forthcoming ‘Motions’ EP. “Addicted To Your Love” is a single built on a bright and positive focal point. Inspired by better days, new beginnings and much-needed love, “Addicted To Your Love” is a revitalizing upbeat pop track that will instantly find its way into your summer playlist.
The Brighton native has also shared the self-directed video for the new single. Freddie explains, “It’s been hard to film and sort out content due to the covid restricting. So, for this one, we kept it super DIY. Similar to the last video, myself and my manager built the set, painted the walls and certain objects all one colour, blue. Locking ourselves away in a studio in Berlin for a few days, playing around with the lighting, lasers, and smoke machines… I’m always surprised by what you can create with little budget and hardly any crew.”
Now, Freddie Long has picked 10Trax that will have you reminiscing about the good times. Dive in!
"Numb / Encore" by Linkin Park feat. Jay Z
"This blew my mind when it came out. The mix of genres was so different and works so well. Don’t think they’ll ever be such an iconic collaboration."
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! At The Disco
"This was one of the songs that reminded me of my teen years. Every party we would go to it’ll be played multiple times. Also remember the circus video, which was sick."
"Misery Business" by Paramore
"Not only is this song still one of my favourites but Hayley Williams was definitely my teen crush. Also listen to this song at 2:27 with the guitars coming in. Madd!"
"Naive" by The Kooks
"We all have that one track we blast when we’ve had a few beers with your mates. This is ours. Will always make us jump around and act like idiots."
"If You Got The Money" by Jamie T
"Jamie T was a big obsession for me. It was so different from what I heard before. This song hits hard and I remember Reading 2009 watching this live. Was so good."
"Islands" by The xx
"To this day one of my favourite bands. I don’t think I can get bored of this song. I remember when I first heard It I had it on repeat for months."
"Young and Aspiring" by Underoath
"Maybe something didn’t expect me to like.. Underneath is a heavy screamo band but their melodies are crazy good. They’re two singers in the band and they sing over each other quite a bit, creating these crazy ear candy moments."
"Sorry You’re Not A Winner" by Enter Shikari
"Was one of the first bands I can remember watching live, and it went off! They played at a venue near where I grew up, The Forum. Which is quite surreal as I’m playing that venue this week."
"Tears Don’t Fall" by Bullet For My Valentine
"A song I wish I wrote. “Your tears don't fall, they crash around me, Her conscious calls, too guilty to come home”. Too good!"
"Arabella" by Arctic Monkeys
"AM is one of my favourite albums of all time. Arctic Monkeys have something so unique and as soon as I heard this song I was hooked and blasted the Album through and through."