I caught up with FREEMAN about his latest single ROLLING STONE

Tell me a little bit about yourself. Where are you from and where did music start for you?

Hey. I’m a Londoner and my musical journey started a little kid with the Walkman and an ABBA cassette that I burnt to a crisp from playing it over and over. Then I discovered a mick Jagger bio on my parents book shelf at around 8 and became enthralled by the rock n roll fantasy world they inhabited. The music followed and I started to build a collection of Stones, Dylan, The Who, The Beatles, Cat Stevens etc plus a load of contemporary artists of the time, the ‘Britpop’ crowd 

If you had to sum yourself up in three words, what would you say?

Passionate. Kind. Dreamer.

Tell us a bit about your latest single Rolling Stone. What does this song mean to you?

It’s a simple Rock n Roll sing a long anthem with lots of La La La’s and an easy going nature. A tune about following your heart and a doff of the cap to my favourite band.

The music video looked like it was lots of fun to make. Can you tell us a bit about what was involved in making it?

Yeah it was a blast and I was incredibly grateful to all those who took part. The lads in the band sent over their parts from lockdown and then we received a whole tonne of clips from all over the world of people singing the La La La’s ! It’s got a good vibe !

Can we expect more music from you in the coming months?

Surely can. After Rolling Stone, our ‘Corona anthem’ , we switch back to prompting the second album (‘Love’ comes out in November) and have a new single out in September called ‘Get Me Started’ , a groovy funk infused number inspired by The Stones’ ‘Miss You’. 

Who produced this music? Have you worked with them before?

Jamie Brown from JBJ Studios. He’s a great mate and I he has produced both my FREEMAN albums plus other band stuff before. We got a great relationship and work together great 

How have you been keeping busy during lockdown?

My bassist was locked down with me and living bang on Portobello Road, we have been knocking out a gig a week from the windows on market day. A lot of people (2 meters apart of course !) and a lot of fun. Also kept busy promoting the band and we started a lockdown entertainment show called ‘House of Rock’. In last couple weeks, Jamie Brown has started work … he’s moving his studio into my place. Exciting times.

Any plans to go on tour when we are allowed to?

100 %. We were due in China Feb and March and had loads of plans for this year. We will aim to cross them all off the list in 2021 instead 

Which artists are you currently listening to?

Paul Weller ‘True Meanings’ , Purplesmoke, Armada of Secrets, David Bowie and Post Modern Jukebox 

Where can we find out more about you?

Best thing is to follow the Insta account @freemanrocknroll. That’s the most active social media platform.

Anything else you would like to tell us?

Thanks for reading and stay cool. Can’t wait to see you at a live gig sooooon !! 

I’d like to thank Charlie for taking the time to answer my questions and wish him all the best of luck with the soon to be released album. I hope to catch him on the road some day soon!

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