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Freddie Bourne Releases "Conscious-House" Fifth EP - "The Troubled Boy at the Bonfire Disco"

New Jersey Native Singer-Songwriter Dives into Deep-House Beats and Grooves With New Project.

(Evansville, Indiana and Jackson, New Jersey)

After the 2019 release of his acclaimed live acoustic project Vulnerable Commercialism, 28 year-old singer-songwriter Freddie Bourne knew he had to keep audiences on his toes. Finding himself listening to music from his youth such as the Italian dance group Eiffel 65 and discovering new talents in American export Lions Head, Bourne wanted to have some fun and bring fans along for the ride.

The Troubled Boy at the Bonfire Disco proves to be a high energy project with large electronic and live experimentation that people can dance and pay attention to. Critics have hailed Bourne's efforts as similar to Childish Gambino.

"Both artists [Freddie Bourne and Childish Gambino] have a similar language of dreams and skies, blues and greens, but Freddie Bourne is also an artist who excels at building anticipation and a conceptual heft of an album twice its length. - XTTRAWAVE Music

The Troubled Boy at the Bonfire Disco is a deep-house pop record with tributes to late 90's and early 00's pop music, which Bourne dubs as "conscious house-pop" music, as the music lends itself to dance while the storytelling is relatable.

Listen now on Spotify.


About Freddie Bourne

While he never envisioned himself to be fronting two bands in high school, floppy-haired New Jersey native Freddie Bourne took to the stage writing and fronting throughout his high school career performing at The Saint, The Stone Pony, and Starland Ballroom, until heading off to Fairleigh Dickinson University for a broadcasting degree. Still, Bourne was determined to make a name for himself in music and believed in the songs he was writing. Once he began to take a chance as a solo artist, Bourne found success opening for One Tree Hill’s Tyler Hilton, Dion Roy, and Mike Schavio. ​

Bourne’s 2013 release of “Only Human” blended the sounds of pop-rock, trip-hop, and acoustic stylings. The project was met with enthusiasm by the public. Bourne performed at the national 2014 Special Olympic Games, found success on YouTube, and eventually worked with artists who also wanted to start their musical journeys. But it wasn’t until the passing of his mother in 2014 that Bourne found the determination to release music from the heart and not hold back on what he wanted his songs to say.

"My mission is that when people listen to my material, they either feel a sense of the song ending either with an exclamation point or a question mark. Ending with a period doesn't stick in the brain as much." - Freddie Bourne

After signing with The Latest Noise Records, Bourne is back writing and touring. He made his 2016 comeback at the prestigious Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Bourne’s second release “I Wrote These Songs with Heavy Vibes and a Piano,” infused with the experimental production found in Panda Bear, Milky Chance, and Regina Spektor, sealed his return.

Since then, Bourne had a top 40 hit in the Netherlands, released three more EPs, and toured across the United States. His latest release, "The Troubled Boy at the Bonfire Disco"is available on major digital and streaming outlets.

For more information on Freddie Bourne, please visit his website.

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