"...an extremely minimal piano ballad which highlights Freja’s amazing vocals..."- Going Solo
"... beautiful, intimate acoustic songs..."- The Girls Are
Its been a fantastic year for young singer/songwriter Freja, who released her debut EP Ghosts in November along with her stunning single Ghosts In The Snow and beautiful free b-side Empire. Freja has received praise from The Girls Are, Going Solo and The Revue amongst others and still has features on For Folk's Sake and Sofar Sounds to come.
Ghosts is a celebration of Freja’s youth, covering themes of love, loss and life mixed with folklore and elements of gothic romance. Her vocals are truly effortless, with a hint of her London accent shining through, as she executes an authentic and completely controlled vocal delivery throughout the record, particularly on songs such as ‘Foggy Days’ and ‘Without You’, not unlike artists such as Lauren Aquilina. With sumptuous piano led melodies entwined with her delicate vocals, the EP gives listeners an intimate insight into Freja’s inner workings and stunning ability as a songwriter.
You can stream Freja’s opening track Ghosts In The Snow via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
You can also stream Freja’s free b-side track Empire via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Empire is in fact a cover song of local post-hardcore band Disrupt the Skies. Tackling a track by a band who are at the polar opposite end of the musical spectrum allows Freja to really demonstrate her skills as an arranger, as she skilfully makes the song her own.
Freja first started writing songs at the age of nine with dreams of starting a rock band and becoming the next big thing. As time passed, Freja decided she didn’t need a band behind her and ended up with a collection of heart-felt songs which she can now use at her disposal.
At only 20 years old, Ghosts is an ode to her coming of age with Freja chasing four of her favourite songs that she'd written as a teenager, old friends she’s ready to introduce to the world on her debut release. 2016 will see Freja growing as an artist with a few surprises to come along the way.
Ghosts is out now via ShimmerSun Music and available to buy on Amazon and iTunes.