Bassist extraordinaire Freekbass has announced that he will release a new studio album in 2019, via Eddie Roberts‘ new Color Red record label. Color Red will release a new single “Fre3KroNomoKon” on January 15th, with a full-length album expected in May 2019.
Freekbass is a decorated performer as a soloist and as a member of the funktronica trio, Headtronics, also featuring DJ Logic and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz. The famed bassist has six full-length albums under his belt, as well as collaborations with Bootsy Collins, Adam Deitch, Mike Gordon, Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick, and others.
Recently, Freekbass and Turkuaz’s resident lady-in-pink, Sammi Garett, have been collaborating and playing live shows together, with Garett set to be a part of Color Red’s upcoming release. In May, the pair released a collaborative funky new single titled “Love In Your Pocket”, paired with a psychedelic and theatric new music video. Freekbass and Garett’s “Love In Your Pocket”, was produced and co-written by Grammy-winner and Groove Collection co-founder Itaal Shur, with its wild music video directed by Angie Wilson. “Love In Your Pocket” taps into Turkuaz’s fun-loving, extravagant feel, highlighting Garett’s influence on her co-collaborator. However, Freekbass makes his presence felt on the new track as well, giving the song a more eclectic edge, with his robotic, gritty vocals.
Freekbass ft. Sammi Garett – “Love In Your Pocket”
In August, Freakbass released another new single-video titled “Steppin’ Outta Line”, with special guest Sammi Garett on vocals. Produced by Grammy Award winner Itaal Shur and co-written by Lonnie Marshall (Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray), the funky and cosmic dance groove is paired with a comical video, featuring an ’80s-style dance party. Freakbass’s drippy and splashy bass bombs are accompanied perfectly with Garett’s powerful vocals, with additional backup singers assisting on the funkadelic new tune.
Freakbass ft. Sammi Garett-“Steppin’ Outta Line”
Head to Freekbass’ website for a full list of his upcoming tour dates and ticketing information.