Marea (We've Lost Dancing)

Album: Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020) (2021)

Songfacts®:

  • Fred Gibson is a British producer known professionally as Fred again, or Fred. As a producer and songwriter, Gibson has collaborated on hit songs for the likes of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber ("I Don't Care"), Ed Sheeran and Khalid ("Beautiful People"), Clean Bandit ("Solo"), Stormzy ("Own It") and AJ Tracey ("West Ten"). In 2020, he won the BRIT award for Producer of the Year. This joyful house track is the lead single from his debut solo album, Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020).
  • This features vocals by Kentucky-born, Chicago-adopted and London-based DJ and producer The Blessed Madonna. Released on February 23, 2021, the song finds her seeing hope on the horizon after a year when COVID wiped out clubbing.
  • Fred again first met The Blessed Madonna in Palestine in the mid 2010s. This song came from the Brit sampling one of their conversations during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Blessed Madonna (not to be confused with the iconic "Like A Prayer" singer) is one of the most celebrated names in global club culture. Mixmag named her the DJ of the year in 2016, and four years later, she crafted a remix album, Club Future Nostalgia, for Dua Lipa. Fred again titled this collaboration after The Blessed Madonna's first name, Marea Stamper.
  • Boston Bun, aka DJ Thibaud Noyer, co-produced the song with Fred again and supplied additional vocals.

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