Fryars is back with another new song, a song on which he picks up the auto-tune we heard him use on Love So Cold and In My Arms once more. Contrary to the ice cold sense of the latter, On Your Own feels slightly more warm on the production-side of the story. The lyrics however are just as cold-hearted with an occasional flair of hope, of independence and of love. At a certain point Fryars is going to release all of these songs and a couple of others on an album, which is going to be an auto-tuned but beautiful thing that explores the rather sad side of love.
update And here’s the Olivier Groulx-directed video for On Your Own, which is also rather sad and emotional.
Fryars’ new song In My Arms sees the singer-songwriter head back to his more poppy roots without losing his recent glitch/autotune-tricks. It comes with a video in which the young London singer and the girl he loves spend some time in floating balls on a pool at night before they eventually make out whilst Fryars sings “I just wanna hold you in my arms.” Romantic, right?
Fryars wanders around the streets of London in the video for his comeback single Love So Cold: the Big Ben, Soho - they’re all in there. Could have been a trailer for some sort of game in which you’re an assassin in London, but it probably makes more sense when you see it as some sort of scene in which a boy feels lost in such a big, vibrant city as London - he’s on a search for a band with someone, a passionate love, but all he finds are very superficial connections (“a love so cold”). Or something like that.
It’s been over 3 years since we last heard from Fryars - not really though, as he’s been co-writing tracks for some people and actually released a song some time ago as Best Dressed Dog. Who knew? (I kind of did, actually). Anyway, the gifted boy is back with a new single Love So Cold, with an album on the way. He hasn’t lost his talent for song-writing and smooth electronic pop along the way. Related: his debut album Dark Young Hearts is one of the most underrated albums ever.