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Fred Again.. and Brian Eno are set to release a joint album ‘Secret Life’ on Friday via Four Tet’s label Text Records.
The upcoming album was confirmed by Four Tet on Twitter who claims it to be “the most beautiful album of 2023”.
Four Tet also shared the album cover art in this thread as well as news of a new radio channel ‘Secret Life FM’ which will broadcast the new project via NTS Radio at 10PM (BST) tonight.
The album Secret Life by Fred again and Brian Eno is coming out on my label Text Records on Friday
— Four Tet (@FourTet) May 2, 2023
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Since the announcement, Fred has posted on his Instagram Story a sneak peek of what’s to come in Friday’s release showing Eno working on the forthcoming music.
Fred first met Eno when he was 16-years-old after joining an acapella that practiced within Eno’s studio.
According to The Guardian, Eno was also Fred’s neighbour and the acappella group included the likes of singer-songwriter Annie Lennox
Whilst at the studio, Gibson reportedly impressed Eno with his Logic knowledge which led to him becoming Fred’s musical mentor.
Speaking to Mixmag in 2021 as part of his cover story, Fred explained that when being mentored by Eno he created an electronic symphony with so-called “delusions of grandeur”.
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Fred gained his first official credit in 2014, as a songwriter on Eno’s ‘Someday World’, becoming an alumnus at the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo in the same year.
Eno has previously remixed Fred’s single with Headie One ‘Told’ from the pair’s collaborative mixtape ‘GANG’.
‘Secret Life’ will be out on Friday with vinyl and CD versions also available. Tune in to the live broadcast here.
Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Multimedia Editor, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins