“Introducing pop’s brand new artist Fred Roberts and his debut single Runaway. Both anthemic and introspective, his work encapsulates the struggles of growing up in the modern day and the questioning of one’s identity.
The 20 year old British songwriter brings you his run out of the gate debut single Runaway, written between LA and the UK with Andrew Wells (Phoebe Bridgers, Halsey) steering the production of the rousing guitar rock track. It feels antithetical to the sound of most queer love songs yet is fuelled by the rejection and heartbreak from a boy he once knew.
Fred’s cross generational inspirations move from The Smiths to Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Rufus Wainwright to his adolescent idol Troye Sivan who inspired him to detail his own honest experiences of love and unpack the formative years of his life.
“I write songs with the specific intent of helping someone who is going through the same experiences”, he says. “I want to be a part of something bigger than me.”