London based songwriter Fred Lessore’s new track “quietly drowning” is a fresh, eclectic and intriguing listening experience from start to finish. The track pulls you in through acoustic guitar-led storytelling interspersed with rich, warm synths, a melodic baseline and openly vulnerable lyricism, all wrapped within Lessore’s masterful songwriting abilities.
In synthesis of traditional storytelling techniques and catchy hooks, Fred draws from a diverse range of influences including but not limited to the likes of Tracy Chapman, Magic System, Linkin Park and Florence + The Machine, to create his mature sound. Unafraid of tackling the deeper issues at play, “quietly drowning” serves to unite listeners who have ever felt depressed or isolated, as Fred explores the highs and lows of being a creative artist.
“The motives behind ‘Quietly Drowning’ are clearly deeper than pure entertainment. The song encourages the listener to not only respond to the experience of depression in an honest way but to also appreciate the beauty in the struggles that affect us all.” – Fred Lessore
In a time where we are becoming increasingly aware of the psychological obstacles that lurk beneath the surface of all creative industries, “Quietly Drowning” forms a basis around empathy and in superb indie-chill fashion acts as an authentic and poignant reminder to look after our psychological and emotional wellbeing.
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