Today, the undisputed “Melody God” and R&B phenomenon Fridayy announces the release date of his long-awaited debut self-titled album, Fridayy set for release August 25 via Def Jam Recordings. The album announcement follows a string of early singles including the gospel inspired love ballad,“When It Comes To You,” and “Don’t Give It Away” feat. Chris Brown that released earlier this year.
Last year, Fridayy exploded onto the scene as the most sought after hook maestro and self-described ‘Melody God”in hip-hop and R&B, penning the chorus for DJ Khaled’s Grammy-nominated smash “God Did” (which he later performed to close out the Grammys), and Lil Baby’s “Forever,” which found Fridayy on SNL even before releasing his debut EP. Recently named to XXL’s prestigious Freshmen class for 2023, Fridayy possesses an otherworldly and unmistakable baritone which absolutely soars over his deep stash of self-produced beats, sampling hip-hop, R&B, gospel, afrobeats and beyond.
Fridayy’s rags-to-riches story – a self-taught singer and producer trained in his local church choir and perfected his craft in an ad-hoc basement studio in Philly – is at once unique and familiar, but there is something ethereal and deeply musical about his approach. Fridayy has struggled, and you can hear the urgency and pain of struggle and overcoming adversity throughout his work, both in his 2022 debut EP Lost In Melody and his brilliant, expansive forthcoming debut album.
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