Following the transfixing videos for “Intentions”, “Blood Bayou”, and “Moments”, Freud today adds the final piece of the puzzle with a suitably surreal video for the EP’s title track. Directed by musical co-collaborator Ruby Tingle, you can watch the official video here: “Love In The Backwater”
Born out of the climate we all find ourselves living through, the track is hallmarked with a feverish and foreboding feel endemic of the times. Finding nuanced upsides in a year that most would rather forget, “Love In The Backwater” is said to be about…
“How many people during lockdown found a love for hobbies, things and people in unlikely places”.
Dirty Freud is an award-winning electronic live & recording artist from London, now living in the North of England. He has worked with an array of DJ talent including Jon More (of Cold Cut), DJ Krush, and Dave Haslam; as well as established artists including Leeroy Thornhill of The Prodigy, Scott Garcia, Willy Mason, Big Narstie, Pixie Lott, and even Iggy Pop. Supported at radio by stations including BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 6, Freud has also received praise from The Guardian, DJ Mag, and MixMag, who hailed him: “The Unruly Prince of Electronica”. He has performed at major festivals including Glastonbury, All Points East, Citadel, and Boomtown, and across Europe.
Signing with Modern Sky UK in 2020, his debut EP with the label: ‘Love In The Backwater’ is out now. Walking a tightrope of lockdown claustrophobia and the exhilaration of club escapism, the EP is inspired by some of life’s most impactful moments, from bitter break ups (“Blood Bayou”) to surviving a pandemic (“Love In The Backwater”); to taking a carpe diem attitude to life (“Intentions”) and examining the enduring effect of split second choices (“Moments”).
With all tracks penned by Dirty Freud and co-produced with long-term collaborator Ruby Tingle, the EP was written between Tresor and Hansa Studios of Berlin, Blueprint Studios and Spirit Studios in Manchester, and the legendary Yellow Arch Studios in Freud’s newfound home of Sheffield.