Sawyer Fredericks (above, third from left) has a new video for his single, “Lies You Tell,” from his latest album, Flowers For You. The song pairs Fredericks’ powerful vocals with a rhythmic groove and inventive instrumental arrangement, including djembe, strings, and his signature percussive fingerpicking.
“As we were preparing for our radio campaign for ‘Lies You Tell,’ we knew we needed a video,” Fredericks says. “We wanted a performance-style video, but it was the middle of a pandemic and three of the musicians were quarantined in distant states. Fortunately we had behind-the-scenes footage from the day Katie (Larson) and Sav (Buist) of The Accidentals were recording their string arrangements, but we did not have footage from that song of Chris Thomas (drummer) and Jerome Goosman (guitarist). So the three of us met with studio engineer Ariel Shafir, and videographer Lindsey Morano, and did a re-creation of ‘the making of” at Dreamland Recording Studios, socially distanced, and masked when off camera. Lindsey did a great job of editing the pre-pandemic clips with the new footage, so it looks like we are all there together. Looking forward to when that can be a reality again.”
“Lies You Tell” was the result of Fredericks’ first co-writing session, with Smith Carlson and Collin McLoughlin, when he was 16. The rough draft was shelved when songs were selected for A Good Storm. “I always wanted to record it, and after five years of honing my guitar skills, growing collaboratively with my bandmates, and making new talented friends, The Accidentals, who agreed to play on the recording, it felt like the time was right to record it,” Fredericks says.
DittyTV proudly offers this world premiere video from Sawyer Fredericks called “Lies You Tell.” The DittyTV Debut will air on Stand by Your Van, Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 1, at 1/12c.