Since her impressive debut album AHLKE from last year, Freya Roy’s music has continued to evolve in fascinating ways, making her an artist to watch moving forward. While the LP showed off the U.K. vocalist and producer’s abundant talents and smooth style, her latest single “Fantasies” finds her moving into more electronic territory. The new track, which features fellow vocalist Maya Law, delivers an entertaining blend of thumping grooves, atmospheric soundscapes, and silky smooth vocals.
As the title implies, “Fantasies” delves into the realm of our innermost desires, with Roy and Law each delivering enticing, soulful vocals. Roy makes her mark, too, in her production work on the track. The music and arrangement seem fairly ordinary at first, yet a closer listen reveals some understated yet sophisticated elements throughout. While the plodding beat and bass line lay the foundation, she uses a range of various other instrumental parts for different effects, and they are placed in the just the right places to keep the listener guessing. With Freya Roy’s engrossing vocals and burgeoning production talents on display, “Fantasies” offers a clear view of an artist on the rise.
"Fantasties" is available to stream or download here.