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Pink Room (2017)
In 2017 Metro-Detroit native Freebxll Will dropped his first project, ‘Pink Room’—a wavvy AF 9-track project layered on slowed-down trap-like Youtube instrumentals. With a few features of other artists, members from their creative collective The Lobby, Freebxll Will flexed his experimental R&B wave and established his sound.
When Freebxll Will first started experimenting with sounds in his pink-walled room, he wanted the title of his first project to be a literal representation of his mindstate and what was going on in his life at the time, a theme that would be the basis for naming the title of his upcoming projects. Pink Room is melodic, chill, with a bit more of a psychedelic edge high-energy over PND mixed in with a high influence of 'channel ORANGE' by Frank Ocean.
“…Although it’s not close, I wanted it to be my own version of channel ORANGE.”
After finding his own sound with ‘Pink Room’, 2018 has been nothing but a grind for Freebxll Will, making his second project ‘King Of The Free’ set to drop in a few weeks, plus other bangers with his collective The Lobby, such as ‘Love Lost’ and 'Link Up'. Listen below.
King Of The Free (November 4th, 2018)
While we got a tease of the vibe for ‘King Of The Free’ from his inviting energetically-mellow single released a few months ago, ‘Ride With Me’, Freebxll Will says this upbeat-chill track was an exception to the overall vibe of the project, which was a bit darker. Freebxll Will found his strengths in Pink Room, and through this second project working with Kerwin, Freebxll Will feels like he has now established himself and his sound.
When it comes to music, art, etc., relationships, whether good or bad, usually plays a big role in the amount and type of energy and influence we devote to a creative project. According to Freebxll Will, he was no stranger to that this year, stating a recent heartbreak made him come into his own and realize his full potential. When asked about it and its connection with the making of 'King Of The Free', he said..
"...it [the project] felt more real, I felt more like myself..."
Don't confuse the title 'King Of The Free' with a 'I'm-single-now-bit$@h', cocky and arrogant post-heartbreak mentality, rather, "King" as in a certain comfort, "King" of being free in his own way, without any stereotypes, "King" of self, "King" of the free. With the waves on this project his goal is to transcend that love of self and positivity to all.
We were fortunate enough to hear a sneak peak of another track from the project, and yes...we felt it. The vibe is real, an instant chill you can't deny. Even though there is a presence of autotune, the catchy and addicting melodies disguises the effects making the vibe feel right and positive. Definitely looking forward to the rest of the album!
Ascension (?, 2019)
While Freebxll Will prepares for the second project release, he’s already begun working on his third project ‘Ascension’ expected to drop early 2019.
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SZA gave me a drop for my EP! Guess you should download it :) pic.twitter.com/kphB4pGnLz— Stefon Simmons (@StefonSound) June 10, 2017
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