Fred again.. is already having a landmark year, and it’s only getting better. On Friday, August 11th, the English producer and DJ shared his latest single: a heartfelt collaboration with Obongjayar entitled “adore u.” Stream it below.
Soaring above a bed of bubbling synths, the throughline of “adore u” is the vocal refrain from Obongjayar, which is sampled from the Nigerian artist’s 2022 debut album, Some Nights I Dream of Doors. “When you pray, you’re answered/ You walk through life just like a dancer/ If I had my way everyday would be your parade,” Obongjayar sings, before delivering the song’s titular refrain, “I adore you.” All the while, Fred’s world-class production elevates the song with an air of infectious, dancy goodness.
The two debuted the song live together last weekend in Chicago, where Fred again.. delivered a memorable set at Lollapalooza 2023. Up next, Fred’s off to a few different runs of shows — next month, he’ll play four nights in London, before hopping around to select major European cities. Then, he’ll skip across the pond for three nights at Forest Hills Stadium in New York, and an eight-night run at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Check out the full list of dates below, and grab your tickets to his European shows here, and his American shows here.
All of this comes ahead of even more new music from Fred again.. Earlier this month, he teased new tracks on social media by posting videos of demo snippets and asked his fans to help him decide which to release. The press material for “adore u” also promises that we can expect to see “more on the horizon soon.”
Earlier this year, Fred stepped in for a memorable closing set at Coachella with Skrillex and Four Tet, after Frank Ocean pulled out. The following month, Fred teamed up with Four Tet again, releasing his collaborative album with Brian Eno, Secret Life, on Four Tet’s Text Records.
Fred again.. 2023 Tour Dates:
08/26 – Edinburgh, UK @ Connect Festival
09/02 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
09/04 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
09/05 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
09/06 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
09/08 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
09/12 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
09/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
09/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
09/16 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12
09/20 – Paris, France @ Le Zénith
09/21 – Paris, France @ Le Zénith
10/12 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
10/13 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
10/14 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
10/20 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall