Freya Beer will release her debut album Beast on Thursday ahead of a run of headline UK dates in November and December.
Accompanying the album announcement, Freya Beer has also release the title-track Beast. The track, produced by Peter Hobbs, will be followed by a music video directed by Paul Gallagher. The single follows previous releases Siren and Calm Before The Storm.
The songs of Beast, her first studio album, find Freya Beer blurring fiction and reality. Many of the songs find their inspiration in classic cinema characters, whilst she distorts their stories and injects traits of her own volition. As she 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 (“Beast”) that follows through a euphoric dream of a devilish figure to the closing track of “Put it to the Test”.”
Freya Beer wrote the majority of the album in lockdown and later recorded it between studios in Manchester and London alongside drummer Owain Hanford, bassist Arnoldas Daunys and guitarist Peter Hobbs who also produced the album.
When does Freya Beer headline at Manchester’s Night and Day?
10 November – Bristol, The Lanes
12 November – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
13 November – Liverpool, Jimmys
16 November – London, Paper Dress Vintage
20 November – Leeds, Headrow House
21 November – Manchester, Night and Day
23 November – Newcastle, Bobiks
24 November – Glasgow, Hug and Pint
25 November – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
27 NOvember – Barnsley, Old School House
2 December – Ramsgate, Music Hall
3 December – Brighton, Hope and Ruin
5 December – Southampton, The 1865