Dan Freeman And The Serious

Live Act Experimental Pop Singer/Songwriter Lo-Fi
Dan Freeman And The Serious - Experimental Pop Singer/Songwriter Lo-Fi Live Act in Berlin

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If you were to ask him what has happened over the past three years since his debut album release, the Australian Songwriter would answer quite naturally: "I have matured“. The debut album released in 2011 received excellent criticism. Berlin’s city magazine TIP designated his music as being “charming lo-fi pop" and the online magazine whiskey-soda.de described his voice as “a room of sound simply flooding with comfort“. The NZ Journal ascertains with almost farsighted expectations: ”He combines catchy melodies with artistic freedoms although not completely matured, this being part of his charm. No question: Dan Freeman is an artist with enormous potential.”
Despite the good reviews Dan Freeman felt the reaction from his debut album to be disappointing. As he admits today, a ridiculous perception on his part, when you consider that it was his first album as a newcomer. On the other hand, this self-invented disappointment opened up new ways and new ambitions, and the process of ripening started. He proceeded to go deeper and even more ambitious about his artistic existence, crafting melodies and harmonies, looking into his songwriting for new and original possibilities.
Over the last 2 years he wrote about 100 songs and each of these songs had a new artistic flare. Finally, 11 songs were selected for the new album. Together with the "Serious" - Peter Meyer (guitar) Bernhard Meyer (bass) and Hanno Stick (drums) – the recordings were made with sound engineer Jochen Ströh (Flo Mega, Jimi Tenor) in November 2013. To this day, Dan Freeman enjoys telling the story about that moment when the first recordings of the guitar and drums sounded from the speakers. For him it was much like the feeling when picturing children playing together. The childish joy which is involved in creating a moment, of a world, somehow captured in the sound. It is this feeling that he has tried to preserve and hold onto during the whole musical process. This moment stands also for the value and importance of his co-musicians with whom he could never have moved the music to where it is today - their 10 years of friendship had payed off.
Like many other artists Dan Freeman is very self-critical. He is nearly never completely satisfied with his creative work. The fact that he has been persuaded by the 11 songs now, is a positive progression for him. Although his self-criticism is so eminent, there is a strong sense of pride for the work he has produced so far.
Elegiac, tangentially, with warm full sound and his multi-layered voice, the songs look propelling and relaxed at the same time. They emit width and an elated beauty – maybe unconsciously a small effigy of his Australian native state Tasmania. His first publication of the song No Bridges through already indicates the way of a very strong and promising album. He fascinates by a mixture of tuneful catchiness, vintage electric sounds and searches at the same time for that epic width. In his songs it is sometimes the rhythm, sometimes a guitar melody, sometimes a synth sound that want to be discovered in new ways and lend to every song quite their own character. Dan Freeman’s sound is the meridian of a life-long dedication – collecting the broadest of influences, stretching them till their shape is barely recognisable, exploring every possibility to its furthest point. He infuses everything with his mischievous sense of rhythm and toys with the unexpected, like a schizophrenic cat. Tidal waves of hectic sound abate leaving haunting, aching emptiness.
The producer Andy Baldwin (Bjork, Bonaparte) has understood these traits of Freeman and has refined the mixes with his artistic skills in sound engineering. Already in October, 2015 the video was published for No Bridges Through under the direction of Jonathan Rau and Nora Colie (along with Epicman Productions). In December 2015 Michael Fragstein (Büro Achter April) presented his animated masterpiece to the second single „Dagner“. It was an almost overnight success, with Vimeo choosing it within a week as its staff pick and within 3 weeks receiving 50,000 views.
2016 will bring live concerts and the release of the entire album. In any case, this year will create some important milestones for Dan Freeman and the Serious.

If you were to ask him what has happened over the past three years since his debut album release, the Australian Songwriter would answer quite naturally: "I have matured“. The debut album released in 2011 received excellent criticism. Berlin’s city magazine TIP designated his music as being “charming lo-fi pop" and the online magazine whiskey-soda.de described his voice as “a room of sound simply flooding with comfort“. The NZ Journal ascertains with almost farsighted expectations: ”He combines catchy melodies with artistic freedoms although not completely matured, this being part of his charm. No question: Dan Freeman is an artist with en...

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Past Gigs Dan Freeman And The Serious

  • 04 | 2016 Prachtwerk Konzert
  • 02 | 2016 Berlin indieberlin awards 2015 Music Category Winner
  • 09 | 2015 Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival

Discography Dan Freeman And The Serious

  • 2015 No bridges through Single |
  • 2011 I lie a lot Album | Solaris Empire

Media

  • Video DAGNER
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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Members

  • Peter Meyer Guitar
  • Bernhard Meyer Bass
  • Hanno Stick Drums
  • Dan Freemann Vocals/Keys

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