Hailing from North London, Fredwave gives us his fresh take on alternative soul with new song ‘Kno Betta’. The self-produced track is a hazy wave of electronics that are surrounded by his inimitable, unhibited and sometimes distorted anglicised voice. The track is heartfelt, gritty with a hint of melancholy all in one.
Fans of Sampha and James Blake won’t be disappointed; yet there is a complete uniqueness to his sound that suggests a different mix of influences. Past songs such as the atmospheric ‘Home‘ nod towards an appreciation of grime with the subtle sample of Dizzee Rascal, but generally there’s still a lot left unsaid about the artist.
‘Kno Betta‘ shows that it’s still possible to create a fresh original sound. It’s exciting to see an emergence of alternative experimental music that is undeniably British that has potential to go so far.
Words by Tilly Dowman
Tipped by Matt Baty at Amazing Radio
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