Fryars Announces New Album “God Melodies” + Shares Title Track

January 23, 2021
Photo credit: Bella Howard




Pop music alchemist Fryars returns with his first new music for 2021 by sharing the title track of his forthcoming third album, God Melodies, out later this year via Fiction Records. With angelic vocals from Rae Morris, ‘God Melodies’ is an ode to the divine, spiritual quality of music and the joy that comes from an innate desire to create music and art: ‘These God melodies are a gift from the power above’.

“‘God Melodies’ is about the purity of how we receive musical ideas, when we make something from nothing.” says Fryars, “The whistling motif is how Rae and I communicate to each other from opposite ends of the house. Or to suggest whether we’re upstairs or downstairs depending on the inflection in the melody. It seemed like a good idea to preserve that in song for eternity. Every idea is handed to us, whether we like it or not. We are only curators.”

Last year, Fryars shared a taste of his first new music in seven years last year with the looping, addictive ‘Quail’s Egg No.1 in C Sharp Major’, after announcing his return with the unusual ‘Virtual Reality Games’.

Fryars – dubbed the “mad professor of pop” by the FADER – is the musical brainchild of Benjamin Garrett, whose peerless sound has won him fans from Kanye West to Lily Allen to Depeche Mode.

Following the buzz around his early work, Fryars released his debut album Dark Young Hearts in 2009, while his second studio album Power – a journey through the imagination built around a story that spans three continents and deals with all the deliciousness of life; love, greed, loss and death – arrived 5 years later through a plethora of difficulties to critical acclaim. Dazed called it “a dazzling electro-pop construct”, while The Guardian praised Fryars for “mixing regret and basic human desires to create something strangely uplifting”.

Since the release of Power, Garrett has worked extensively with Lily Allen, co-writing tracks on her number one album Sheezus and 2018’s Mercury nominated No Shame, as well as writing and producing for Rae Morris’ acclaimed 2018 record Someone Out There.

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