Groundbreaking artist and producer Fred again.. today releases his new studio album Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022).
Building on the model established by his debut album Actual Life (February 2 – July 19) and its companion follow-up Actual Life 2 (February 2 – October 15 2021), Actual Life 3 finds Fred resuming his diary-like approach to production. His intimate use of voice notes from friends, videos found whilst scrolling on Instagram and samples from important records in his life serves as a personal record of his life experiences, offering insight into his world over the past year.
A continuation of an autobiographical body of work, Actual Life 3 is a tribute to the ability of music to promote catharsis, healing, and the celebration of the realities of friendship, love, and life while also referencing and advancing the history of UK electronic music.
Fred Again’s new studio album Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022).
A number of songs from Fred again’s upcoming album have already been released, including R1’s Hottest Record “Clara (the night is gloomy),” “Danielle (smile on my face),” “Bleu (better with time),” and “Kammy” (like I do). They follow a run of acclaimed club-ready singles under his ‘USB’ album series earlier this year including a collaboration with Swedish House Mafia and Future ‘Turn On The Lights again..’ (his highest charting single to date), June’s thunderous ‘Jungle’, January’s ‘Lights Out’ in collaboration with HAAi and Romy and March’s ‘Admit It (U Don’t Want 2)’ with I. Jordan.
The artist: Fred Again
Armed with an arsenal of new music, the tracks are now fixtures in DJ sets around the world, as well as Fred’s own live performances – a stunningly honed show that takes crowds through material from the achingly beautiful moments of his Actual Life album series and unifying, standout tracks of last summer ‘Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)’ and ‘Billie (Loving Arms)’. During his most recent sold-out North American headline tour, which included three sold-out nights at New York’s Terminal 5 and three sold-out nights at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, his live show was witnessed in all its splendor.
The talented London artist has already had two critically acclaimed albums from his Actual Life series released. Both fans and critics adored them. Last year also saw Fred again.. become one of the year’s most talked about live acts as he transformed his Actual Life records into an immersive, communal real-life experience for the first time.
His performances sold out across the UK and the USA, earning him a spot on Mixmag’s list of the “Top 10 Live Acts Of 2021.” With the viral success of his Boiler Room set, released in August, Fred continued his upward trajectory. To far, the set has received over 7.7 million streams, surpassing the totals achieved by artists like Disclosure, Richie Hawtin, Skream, and Fatboy Slim.