Fred again.. continues his path of domination in 2023 by teaming up with singer-songwriter Jozzy on “ten,” a new track perfect for the fall months.
There’s no bigger star in the dance music scene right now than Fred again.. The British producer has garnered huge success thanks to his Actual Life records, which particularly resonated with people during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although he’s a master at turning intimate moments into universal anthems, the 30-year-old artist has also shown through his Boiler Room performance and surprise b2b sets with Skrillex and Four Tet that he can throw a party. Now, amid a historic sold-out North American tour, the producer has teamed up with singer-songwriter Jozzy to release a new single, “ten.”
Compared to “adore u,” his uplifting August 11 single with Obongjayar, “ten” features a more somber tone. The soft vocals from Jozzy, who’s been mentored by Timbaland and Missy Elliot, put the listener in a reflective mood, yearning about home and when one will see their loved ones again. This chill number continues to demonstrate Fred’s skill at creating powerful emotive anthems, yet it’s filled with a pulsing kick-and-hi-hat pattern and a surprising tempo change. It’s the perfect song for an autumn walk through a park.
Although it has been almost a year since Fred’s last solo project (he released an album with his godfather, Brian Eno, back in May), his two recent singles show his love for dancefloor hits and quieter moments, which both styles are blended in his Actual Life era. But Fred has stated that he’s concluded this chapter. However, on his current North American tour, there might be some clarity about what his next era will look like. He’s about to finish a three-night run at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, but if you’re willing to pay resale prices, there’s still a chance to see Fred again.. at one of the eight sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall later this month.
Listen to Fred again.. and Jozzy’s “ten” on Spotify or your preferred platform, and make sure to catch him in Miami at III Points Festival or Los Angeles when he takes over the Shrine Expo Hall. Tickets for select shows in LA are currently hovering around $150 on the resale market, so make sure to grab them before they skyrocket.