The hotly-tipped emerging artist Freya Beer has teased the release of her debut album with yet another sumptuous single, ‘Siren’. The track is out now; however, audiences were treated to its debut via Marc Riley’s BBC Radio 6 Music show on the 1st of February, following on from the station’s continued support and from BBC Introducing.
Like the ethereal ‘Arms Open Wide’ and the intoxicating ‘Dear Sweet Rosie’, ‘Siren’ skilfully blends Freya Beer’s distinct prowess with flawless production. Beer’s vocals are striking throughout, opening with an almost spoken-word recital of her lyrics which immediately draws you in. The young songstress has previously woven influences from Pre-Raphaelite art, classic prose, and poetry into her songwriting and, similarly, ‘Siren’ takes inspiration from John William Waterhouse’s painting of the same name. Originally written as a poem, there is a myriad of powerful lines underpinning the track, particularly the final lyrics of ‘I’m your siren, I’m here to stay/ But I’ve kept my dignity’ which hold a unique poignancy. The imagery evoked from poetically charged words bound together by heady riffs and strong drums renders the song completely bewitching and worthy of endless replays.
‘Siren’ is another sneak peek of what we can expect from Beer’s eagerly anticipated debut album to be released on her own label, Sisterhood Records. Make sure to keep updated for any alterations on Freya Beer’s upcoming tour.