Rising star Freya Beer delivers yet another compelling performance with her sensational new song ‘Arms Open Wide’. It is the fourth single released from the talented songstress and teases further at a much-anticipated debut album.
Beer is quickly establishing herself as an accomplished singer, lyricist and musician. In 2019 she started her own label ‘Sisterhood Records’ from which she released her stunning single ‘Dear Sweet Rosie’. Beer has also supported legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke and acclaimed artists Brix & The Extricated, Stella Donnelly and Kristeen Young. If this was not already impressive enough, she has also received high praise and support from BBC Radio 6 Music, in particular DJ Marc Riley, also from Radio X and BBC Music Introducing.
Her latest single, ‘Arms Open Wide’, begins with Beer’s hauntingly beautiful voice before launching into a powerful riff owing to her distinct hard-edged sound. Such juxtaposition contributes to the strength of the track as the heavy instrumentals mixed with the poetic lyrics and bewitching vocals creates a sound that’s both hard-hitting and angelic. A particularly striking element of the song is the use of tubular bells which resonate throughout. Much like the music video for ‘Dear Sweet Rosie’, the accompanying video to ‘Arms Open Wide’ is full of Pre-Raphaelite esque imagery which compliments the song perfectly.
Beer’s captivating music has drawn comparisons to none other than PJ Harvey, Kate Bush and Nick Cave. While such comparisons are valid, Beer has created her own sound that is fresh and exciting, proving that she is one to watch and catch at a live show.
Current rescheduled dates include Brighton on the 1st of October at The Hope and Ruin and London the 22nd of October at Paper Dress Vintage.