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FIDLAR - Almost Free

FIDLAR
‘CAN’T YOU SEE’
(taken from Almost Free, out 25 January 2019 through Liberator Music/Mom+Pop)

Today FIDLAR have released their new single ‘Can’t You See’ and announced their highly anticipated new album Almost Free, which will be released on 25 January 2019. ‘Can’t You See’ premiered on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac, followed by a US premiere on KROQ in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, and two plays on triple j.

FIDLAR guitarist Elvis Kuehn speaks to the new song saying,

‘Can’t You See’ is about believing you need external things to be fulfilled, when really that comes from within yourself. Play it loud while driving around Los Angeles and it’ll make sense.

Jack Saunders from BBC Radio 1 commented,

FIDLAR took three years to kind of work out their next move, and sometimes you just need a moment to realise that actually you don’t need to over-complicate things. Write what’s in front of you, write about what’s around you… All about thinking that you always need something to complete your happiness. You don’t, that’s called the Instagram life, that’s not real life. You don’t need it, and FIDLAR are preaching in this new one.

Almost Free touches on many of the tragedies and irritations of modern life: existential dread, gentrification, the inescapable sway of the super-rich and the self-involved, post-breakup telecommunication, performative wokeness, the loneliness of sobriety or the lack thereof. But through sheer force of imagination and an unchecked joie de vivre, the L.A.-based band manages to turn feeling wrong into something glorious and essential. In the age of joyless self-care, Almost Free makes a brilliant case for being less careful, for living without fear of fucking up, and possibly embracing any incurred damage as a lucky symptom of being alive.

‘Can’t You See’ and Almost Free were produced by Grammy-nominated producer Ricky Reed (Phantogram, Leon Bridges, Twenty One Pilots), mixed by multi Grammy Award winner  Manny Marroquin (Sia, Kanye West, Rihanna, Bruno Mars), and mastered by Grammy-nominated Chris Gehringer (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots).

FIDLAR have become of the premiere names in the punk rock scene since emerging in 2011 with their debut EP. Since then, they’ve released two critically acclaimed albums, and have graced festival stages worldwide including Splendour In The Grass, St Jeromes Laneway Festival, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Reading And Leeds.

‘CAN’T SEE YOU’ IS OUT NOW
TAKEN FROM ALMOST FREE, OUT 25 JANUARY 2019
THROUGH LIBERATOR MUSIC/MOM+POP

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