Freddy Detchou popularly known in the music industry as SUPER FREDDY who is based in Montreal, Canada has just released an original single titled “Seul Au Monde”. We had a few questions and answers with him. Below are exclusive details on SUPER FREDDY and his new release.
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Photo credits: @mercurial24
What is your real name?
My name is Freddy Detchou.
What’s your official Stage Name (showbiz name)?
My stage name is SUPER FREDDY.
What do you do (fashion, music, comedy, artist, dancer, etc.)?
I am a music artist (rapper, singer, producer).
How did you get into what you do (music, modelling, art, dance, etc.?)
I started making music around 12 years old. I used to write poetry and my brother would produce hip hop beats, so he encouraged me to turn my poems into songs, and we began recording on old desktop microphones that we found lying around the house… Over time, seeing my skills develop encouraged me, and here I am all these years later!
What field or genre are you into and give a brief description of what your career/profession/ field feels like?
I am a rapper and songwriter who is involved in the music industry, and it’s a bit strange – Since I’m an independent artist with a day job, I feel like I live a double life. I’ll often finish a day of work and then go to my home studio to work on music, or sign off and head to perform. I love being an artist though, because that is when I feel the most like myself.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
These days, I am most inspired by other artists. On one hand, I love watching artists find their voice and express themselves in new and original ways. Watching artists be true to themselves and make beautiful art makes me want to add to what I see, as I know that I have a unique voice and things to contribute to the world.
What was your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
My first official project was a short mixtape called MTL Nights Vol. 1, which I released in 2014, after I finished high school. For me, it was my first “serious” release, and it was the moment that demonstrated that I was serious about making music. It was entirely produced, written and performed by me.
How many projects do you have so far?
I have released 5 projects to date: MTL Nights Vol. 1, Ice Coast EP, Hometown EP, Don’t Wait Up for Me, and Mercurial.
How long have you been doing what you do?
I have been making music for about 14 years now.
What do you look out for in this line of business?
In this line of business, I try to pay attention to the intentions of my fellow artists. By seeing the way that people approach and deliver their art and the way that they interact with others, I can usually get a sense of whether or not we’ll be able to work together and support each other. If the vibe isn’t right, then I try to steer clear.
Have you won any awards or been nominated for an award? Or in short, any achievement? Both in and out of your career path.
Actually, I have (kind of) won an award! My friend, the Brighton-based singer and rapper Marshall Mandiangu (known as M. Kudo) released an album “Unapologetically Black” in 2020, and he won the “Social Action” award at the Youth Music Awards – as a featured artist on the album, I guess that I sort of won too?
What is this new release about?
Seul au Monde is a song that emerged from the anxiety and realisations that I have been going through during this pandemic. With the world shutting down during a time where I was living in a new place, far away from my home, friends, and family, I felt more alone than ever and was forced to come to terms with my own demons and insecurities in order to keep moving forward. (And yes, the title is inspired by the iconic Corneille song).
Who and how many people worked on it?
This song is the conclusion of the first wave of collaborations between me and Kosi, a ZImbabwean producer based in Toronto. During 2020 and 2021, we worked together to craft a new sound for both of us, and this resulted in the creation of the Afrofuturist “Mercurial” EP that I released in June 2021. Seul au Monde is sort of like an epilogue to this project, as it explored ideas of distance, love and family.
What can your previous and new audiences anticipate from you in the future?
I am always working on new music, and I like to reinvent myself, so I am not sure what audiences can expect next, to be honest – all that I can say for sure is that I will make sure to always bring music that will make you move, and also make you feel.