Fraser T. Smith Unveils Dave Collab "Children Of The Internet" From Upcoming '12 Questions'

Fraser T. Smith Unveils Dave Collab "Children Of The Internet" From Upcoming '12 Questions'

October 01, 2020

Back in August, Fraser T. Smith — the man behind hits for Stormzy, Adele, Kano, Craig David and many, many more — announced that he'd be putting together an album of his own. The A-list collection of features included blockbuster talents and red hot up-and-comers alike, testament to his peerless influence on the past two decades of music.

With the announcement came the first two singles — "Do We Really Care? Pt. 1" with Tom Grennan and Tia Carys, and "Do We Really Care? Pt. 2" with Simon Armitage — and now we have Dave's contribution, "Children Of The Internet".

The two have been working together since 2016's Six Paths EP and over the years, they've created pure gold. "Children Of The Internet", describes life growing up in 2020, from Orwellian state surveillance to the dystopian influence of social media, all laid out in Dave's typically poetic style over a vibrant, piano-led instrumental with so much emotive detail it sounds almost like a cinematic score.

Speaking on his creative relationship with Dave, Smith said: "Dave always comes with the best song titles. 'Children Of The Internet' is one of them. We chatted about it in the studio, and I said, 'That's great that you can write this from the perspective of being a child of the internet'. He looked at me and said, 'I'm not a child of the internet. That happened when the Xbox One came out — that's when you didn't have to be in the same room as the person you were playing against. That's when we started losing eye contact and human interaction'. I watched Es Devlin's brilliant TED talk about division, and slowly the idea of asking Es the question 'Why Are We So Divided When We're So Connected?' came to light. 'Children Of The Internet' is the answer."

12 Questions drops October 23.

Words: James Keith