Freddie Long is undoubtedly one of the most exciting, unsigned rising stars of 2019. The talented singer songwriter from Brighton has been picking up ongoing support from some of the UK’s biggest tastemakers, including BBC Introducing, Clash and Notion magazine, and today he drops his brand new single Known Better. The track is the second to be taken from his forthcoming EP release and coincides with his show at the Great Escape festival, where he will take to the stage at 3.40pm at The Tempest Inn tomorrow.

Speaking of the track, which he wrote with Oliver Som and Joey Cass in Berlin last year, Freddie added: “Known Better comes from a positive place of realisation. It’s about that profound feeling of freedom when you finally listen to those around you and break up from a situation that has been clouding your judgment and dragging you down. These are often the most difficult decisions to make, but when we trust our friends and family we can often find real happiness and perspective. 

It is a song about looking forward. Having stepped away from the relationship, you now have a new lease of life, wondering why you were ever involved in the first place. It’s about being thankful for your mates around you who warned you off – The track celebrates a new chapter in your life, moving forward and learning from the negative influences of the past.”

Freddie Long, armed with a genuinely unique and instantly recognisable gravelled vocal, has been tipped for big things over the coming months. He is set to release his debut EP soon, and is also continuing to work on his first album which he hopes to release in the Summer of 2020. Freddie soft released single Jean (listen here) at the end of 2018, before releasing Sinner earlier in 2019 (view video here) and Hope, a collaboration with Ben Hunter last month (view SBTV video premiere here). He recently played Communion’s monthly new music night and this week he makes his Great Escape debut. 

Looking forward to playing his hometown, Freddie commented: “So excited for The Great Escape, it’s the first time playing a live show with a band for me – which is something that I’ve been wanting to do since I can remember. Not only that, I’m playing my first festival in an area I grew up in, Brighton. I’ve been going to The Great Escape for a few years and it’s always such a great few days checking out new music and watching some amazing artists. I feel honoured to play. We’re going to be playing the new single Known Better as well as Sinner, Jean, and a few unreleased tracks.”

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