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FreddeRico – What’s Ur Number?

 

ARTIST NAME: FreddeRico

 

SONG TITLE: What’s Ur Number?

 

RELEASE DATE: 04/30/2020

 

GENRE: Pop, R&B, Funk & Hip-Hop

 

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FreddeRico aka Mr. Global Citizen is a Swedish music artist from Lund and with over 23 years he has created an ongoing musical canvas to reflect the passion for music productions to songwriting and vocal harmonies.

 

His emotional inspiration is pop, R&B, and hip-hop but he doesn’t confine himself into an artistic box for the status quo fans.  While traveling abroad in Europe, Africa and Central America he has had numerous social interactions with the local musicians’ community which gave him a new outlook for future collaboration.

 

At the age of 15, FreddeRico was featuring on artist albums such as Same Blood and Lovemark. Lovemark who participated on a popular Swedish television show X-Factor and has continued to drop new material.

 

The debut EP “ I’ve Got Soul” had four tracks, but one of the songs “Here I am” became a local hit on the radio in the south of Sweden. This put FreddeRico on the map and gave him a large fan base of the southern region of Sweden.

 

 

He started gigging at major clubs and concert venues such as Malmö Festival, Madri Gras Festival, Palladium, Mejeriet, Hipp, Slaghuset, and Glorias. That didn’t stop FreddeRico’s momentum and he moved on to secure a contract with Ruben Garay, the owner and creator of the Britney Spears Internet page called the World of Britney.com. He wrote, produced and recorded the theme song for the website which gave him major recognition in the U.S. market.

 

The popular U.S. mixtape label Coast2Coast approached him to feature his song “She Is A Bad Girl” on the mixtape compilation hosted by Chris Brown. Other collaborating artists on the same mixtape were Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, The Game, Jadakiss, Talib Kweli, Freeway, and many others.

 

The song “She Is A Bad Girl” started getting airplay on American radio station and his fan base grew further.

 

This encouraged FreddeRico to immediately work on finishing his own demo with different producers and then started submitting it to record labels.

 

He got a record contract offer from the label PbP Inc and after having several negotiation meetings FreddeRico decided to sign the deal.  There was no hesitation from FreddeRico and PbP Inc so they released the first single called “I Will ” that got a lot of love from the U.S. fans base and created a new following from Central America. The next single release was “Don’t Go” and it got top rotation on radio stations as well as the video on major television networks within U.S. and Central America. FreddeRico racked up 1.344,400 unique streaming users on YouTube.

 

While FreddeRico’s music career was soaring all suddenly a major setback occurred that stop him from singing and to barely speak. This forced him into a medical vocal rehabilitation hiatus for more than a year. He took the incident as a blessing in disguise to work on upgrading his musicality by sound designing and building a proper recording studio. During the healing process he developed his musical craft to a whole new level in offering songwriting to other recording artists and taught himself to play new instruments.

 

FreddeRico’s mixing and mastering skills started being sought after by various artists and bands. But better yet he found his musical sound as an artist, songwriter and producer during this time…

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Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians.

I develop my sound from creating my music around what is inspiring me now and bringing in influences from listening to old classic and modern R&B and pop artist.

 

I constantly refine my musicality through playing different live instruments and collaborating with songwriters of pop, rock and jazz musicians to find new sound landscapes.

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Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.

I really don’t judge new artists on creativity, but I feel the songs need to have characters.

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Tell us about your experience as a musician/artist.

My experience as a musician and artist has been a rollercoaster journey, so far, from a positive and negative learning process to finding the right people to work with the same focus and goals.

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Tell us your opinion on streaming and digital download of songs.

My thoughts about streaming and digital downloads of songs is a new technology platform that makes it easier for music artists, songwriters and producers to reach a global fan base.

 

What’s key is that we need to understand how to generate different streams of income from the various social media and traditional media channels.

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Tell us your goals and plans.

My goal is to make people feel real emotions by touching them with my music.

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Tell us five current artists that are your favourite.

Justin Timberlake, Usher, Kanye West, Pharrell, and Sech.

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Tell us your best song up to date and share the link.

Don’t Go – YouTube

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

I dream to have a Nordic and international tour within the next two years and for the future, I want to produce new upcoming artists that will be released worldwide.

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Tell us what has changed in the music industry.

There aren’t many persons within the music industry working with traditional artist development.

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Tell us your opinion on television/radio stations playing the same songs from established artists and giving little chances to independent artists.

Traditional media stations focus on financial gain first to attract big advertisers. So instead of promoting new upcoming unique indie artists they rather focus on artists that are signed on major labels and that sounds like other artists on the TV/radio stations.

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Tell us the challenges independent artists are facing and how to tackle them.

The greatest challenge for indie artists is how to get major exposure and financial support from fans direct from the early stages of artist development, especially when it is quality music…

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Tell us your opinion on using social media to promote music online.

It’s a good marketing tool and I love the fact I can interact directly with my followers.

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Tell us about your music career.

I’ve experienced both sides of the coin in the entertainment business. My music career has gone through both high ups but also low downs. I’ve released major hit songs through a record label placed on top list to doing the usual digital release as an indie artist.

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Tell us what still motivates you to go on with your music career.

What still makes me go forward after 20 years in the industry is that I’m in love with the creative process. From the start when you’re getting a song idea all the way until it’s released for people to listen to it.

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Tell us about you as a person.

I’m an open, social, and warm person that loves new challenges, environments, and cultures.

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Elaborate on the story behind the song.

The story of the song is about me entering the weekend feeling unstoppable. From all of a sudden this girl catches my attention and made me want to get to know her. Like “What’s Ur Number?”… What she’s about.

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

I wrote the initial song idea in my home studio by mapping out a chord progression and a song melody.

 

Later, I took the idea to two of my close friends and songwriters Jon Remneus and Magnus Ringborn. We continued to develop the song and the final phase was producing it together with Temu, an inspiring NYC artist/producer.

 

The final lyric was written by me and co-written by Sean Denson.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Being around a lot of Latin-Americans and mixed culture friends as a youngster I got the nickname FreddeRico at an early age.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“What’s Ur Number?” has a double entendre and is maybe first referred to as What’s your phone number? … But going further it means: What are you about?