Nederlandse vertaling zie: Updates // Deutsche Übersetzung unten in den Updates We are FRÉ, a Dutch/German band, constantly hovering over the borders of conventional musical habitats. In our music, we try to express our curiosity, drive and deep appreciation for each other which takes us to unexpected places on every occasion we write or play together.
Since founding FRÉ three years ago,
Nederlandse vertaling zie: Updates // Deutsche Übersetzung unten in den Updates
We are FRÉ, a Dutch/German band, constantly hovering over the borders of conventional musical habitats. In our music, we try to express our curiosity, drive and deep appreciation for each other which takes us to unexpected places on every occasion we write or play together.
Since founding FRÉ three years ago, our friendship and musical connection grew exponentially, and so did the goals and challenges we set for ourselves. Right now, we’re on the brink of our next big adventure: We Rise, When We Lift Each Other Up. [Jubilant Trumpets]
WE RISE, WHEN WE LIFT EACH OTHER UP
This album is about family, in the broadest sense of the word. The concept originated when Frederike, 16 years after the sudden death of her father, reflected upon the question, which of his characteristics were apparent in herself and therefore in her music. Soon after, she started collecting all memories of him; reading his letters, journals and interviewed everyone who knew him well. The songs that originated from this research reflect on times of grief, joy, heartache, unconditional love and unshakable optimism.
After a year of writing and months of rehearsing the music together, we are finally recording the songs in the last week of May at the Fattoria Musica Studios in Osnabrück, Germany (one of our favorite places on this planet).
The finished album will be physically released in Fall 2019. Instead of printing CDs, we’re working on a beautiful, unique, plastic-free art piece made out of recycled carton. Unfolded, it turns into a 3D object, representing the three parts that make up the album - How To Love The Empty Air, Hold Onto My Wings and We Rise - , including a unique download code and everything we love about good cover art. This limited physical edition will be produced and printed in an eco-friendly manner and hand-folded and signed by yours truly.
THE FRÉ FAMILY
But let’s face it: In order to cover the high costs, realize our second album and release it in a sustainable, innovative way, we need your help! And you can help in many ways! The most direct way to contribute is by donating or buying one of the exclusive rewards you find lined up on the right of this page. Through choosing one (or more) of these, you make an immensely important contribution to the production.
At the same time, you can help us profoundly by sharing this campaign and our music with like-minded friends, by becoming part of the FRÉ Family (which gives you access to the Behind the Scenes section on our website), following our social media pages and of course by coming to one of our concerts. We are incredibly grateful to each and everyone who choses to support us!
The research is done, the music is composed and rehearsed, the studio is booked and we’re so close to being able to share this music and the journey of creating it with all of you. We would love you to become a part of this family. Let’s do this together!
From the top of our heads to the bottom of our feet,
Erik Zeevalkink24-05-2019 13:57
Prachtige muziek en familie
Andrea & Lambert21-05-2019 09:02
We support this project because we believe in FRE and because we know how much passion and hard work is required for such a project.
Thank you for putting your entire hearts in this project. You are wonderful people!!