three years in the making, 'Stranger things' is an album that signposts a dramatic shift in my life as a musician and a person coming to terms with identity, gender, love, friendships, and how to live. the first release as freya and in my new body and life, it's only fitting that I get to say that this album wouldn't exist without the people around me. they've shaped my life and who I am and who I am able to be, and therefore have shaped my music in some way. you've all shaped this record in some way and for that I thank you for it.
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released September 30, 2016
backing vocals on track 5 performed by Kiara Feeney and Tess Whitfort
track 7 features a sample from NBC's E.R.
track 8 features contributions from Dear Laika dearlaika.bandcamp.com
harp melody on track 9 inspired by 'Prelude' from the Final Fantasy series of games, composed by Nobuo Uematsu
guitars recorded on this album include a beginner's Squire Strat (the only guitar I actually own), a Fender Stratocaster, a Tanglewood acoustic, a Martinez acoustic (all belonging to Sam Corr), and a Cort Yorktown hollow bodied electric (belonging to Jeremy Johnston). thanks guys
all bass guitar on this album was recorded with this grungy old Legend Premium Edition that Jack bought for like a hundred bucks. it sounds pretty shit.
the only real synths on this album are a Korg Microkorg and a Yamaha Portasound I bought from a pawn shop.
the Korg Legacy M1 software synth features heavily on this album
all drums are samples built in to Logic Pro
everything was recorded using a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
all vocals and other acoustic sounds were recorded using a Rode NT1-A
recorded and mixed in Logic Pro
mastered with Audiofile Triumph
my most humble thanks go out to Jeremy Johnston for production advice and feeback, Sos Joy Gill for being an enduring fan of my work and consostently inspiring me to make art, Kiara Feeney not only for her musical contributions but for always being a second pair of ears to play my dumb emo music to, Steph Westwood for being forced to listen to my pre-masters when it was the CD in her car for ages, my mother dearest for just being incredible, Sam Corr and Jack Bell for being great fellow musicians to bounce off and hang out with, and my newest friends Jade, Jay, Shin, Bailey, Evie who have all helped me deeply in their own huge ways.