News: Magnolia Park’s Freddie Criales and Tristan Torres Drop Single ‘U Want Me Dead’ from New Project FRED

Magnolia Park guitarists Freddie Criales and Tristan Torres have formed a new anti-pop project, FRED, and released their debut single “U Want Me Dead” via Epitaph Records.

Inspired by a new wave of artists in the alt and anti-pop scenes, FRED are a multimedia endeavor created with simple goals in mind—to make music for people who feel like they’re outsiders and to create great art.

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“U Want Me Dead” pairs despondent vocals and painfully honest lyrics with a bouncy rhythm and vibrant synths. The catchy hook explodes with angsty power chords inspired by pop-punk and alt-rock acts as Freddie confronts his anxiety-ridden introversion as a person with whom he is having a conversation. Equating his anxiety to the daily battles of enduring a toxic relationship, Criales categorizes the song as “the ultimate anthem for anybody struggling in a relationship.” 

Check out “U Want Me Dead” below.

Follow FRED: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/TikTok

Images courtesy of FRED. Featured image credit: Jessica Griffith.

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