Sicaria Announces Debut Solo EP With New Single "Freak 2 Freak"

Sicaria Announces Debut Solo EP With New Single "Freak 2 Freak"

September 22, 2023

Sicaria is now on a solo mission and to reintroduce herself, she's released "Freak 2 Freak", her first endeavour as a one-person machine. A high-level dubstep effort, "Freak 2 Freak" is minimalist in its arrangement, but with a vocal sample delivering an empowering message throughout.

Going into detail about the track's inception and her inspirations, Sicaria shares: "I envisioned this track being my first solo single under the new Sicaria moniker since it encourages female empowerment both individually and as a collective. I've always admired strong female characters and looked to follow the examples set by them whilst navigating the music industry. In a predominantly male space, I've had to elbow my way into the position I currently occupy.

"The single also pays direct homage to the kind of music I've been playing in my sets. The lead synth is inspired by some of the initial old-school dubstep sounds that were born in the early 00s and acts as a solid nod to my predecessors. The notation was penned to provide a creeping effect—almost seeking to emulate a cartoon character sneaking around a cavernous space—before adding some sub bass and some shuffle'n'swing style drums to give the track some fun movement. To round off the track, we have the sprinklings of FX and soundbites to develop its eerie story-telling nature."

Although "Freak 2 Freak" is her first solo release, Sicaria has been on a strong run this year already. She's completed two solo tours of North America, and smashed festivals in Canada, and she shelled alongside Skrillex, Flowdan, Peekaboo B2B set for Badders Radio. Not pausing for a moment, she's also lined up tours in the UK and Europe this autumn, as well as dropping her debut EP Blood, Sweat & Self, on November 16.

Words: Dwayne Wilks
Photography: Melony Lemon