BLACK NEEDLE NOISE Goes Cyber Pop With “Upside Down” Featuring Beca

Featuring Legendary Producer JOHN FRYER
(Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, Love and Rockets)
Goes Sci-Fi Pop With New Song “Upside Down”

Known mostly for the moody melancholic swathed in mist and glittering strokes from his musical palette, legendary producer / artist JOHN FRYER of BLACK NEEDLE NOISE is now dipping his toes into a futuristic sci-fi pop sound with his new song “Upside Down,” featuring LA based singre Beca.

“Upside Down,” the newest track in a series of singles that Black Needle Noise is releasing consistently and regularly via Bandcamponce again sees the legendary producer switching musical gears and experimenting with new sounds. Contrasted with his previous song  “That Which Watches,” which saw Black Needle Noise branch out his influences into roots and Americana music, “Upside Down” blends John Fryer’s signature production with contemporary electronica. This is further punctuated by the dreamy yet eerie vocals provided by Beca that help maintain a dream pop edge that John Fryer has become famous for.

When speaking about the new song, Fryer says that “I always heard this as a pop song, kinda
Sci-Fi Dream Pop. Who better to sing this? None other than Beca. I think she fits the song perfectly.”

Beca meanwhile says that “‘Upside Down’ is about suddenly finding yourself in a dark place after pushing away the warning signs and whispers from deep within your soul. Yet, an innate sense of survival gives you the inner strength to ask for help, and grabbing it with both hands to find your way home.”

Black Needle Noise’s other tracks previously released that features a diverse who’s who of alternative vocalists such as Mimi Page (Delirium), Jennie Vee (bassist, Hole), Ana Breton (Dead Leaf Echo), Omniflux (Puscifer), Kendra Frost (Kite Base), Andrea Kerr (Colt), Sivert Hoyem, Antic Clay, and ZiaLand, among others. “I like to keep people guessing as to what will be released next, not only with sound but now with what language the song will be in,”explains Fryer about his revolving door of vocalists.

John Fryer started his career in 1979 at London’s Blackwing Studios (London) and soon began working with seminal bands on the 4AD, Mute, Rough Trade and Beggars Banquet record labels, including Depeche Mode, The Wolfgang Press and Cocteau Twins. His achievement in helping develop the latter’s pioneering ethereal and ambient sound ultimately led Watts-Russell to recruit Fryer as his partner for This Mortal Coil.

He’s produced many other groundbreaking artists, including PRAYERS, Love and Rockets, Swans, H.I.M., Cradle of Filth, Clan of Xymox, Nitzer Ebb, Dead Can Dance, Yaz (Yazoo), Xmal Deutschland, Fields of the Nephilim, De/Vision, Stabbing Westward, Kristin Hersh, and many others. Over the past two decades, John Fryer has also produced several film soundtracks, including Se7en, Clerks, Johnny Mnemonic, Mortal Kombat, Faust, and Resident Evil: Apocalypse.


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