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Fryars has teamed up with Rae Morris for his first new track in six years, ‘Virtual Reality Games’ – you can listen to it below.
The musician and producer, whose real name is Benjamin Garrett, released his last studio album ‘Power’ back in 2014.
On the glitchy, autotuned-infused ode to futuristic gaming, Garrett expresses the joy of escaping into a digital world. “Go away, player two/ I got better things to do than hang out with you,” he sings.
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Speaking of the inspiration behind ‘Virtual Reality Games’, Fryars explained: “The song came from a sudden desire a few years back – to become a gamer and ignore everyone and everything.
“At a time when so many of us are using our voices to push for change (or to fight against it), the idea of switching off from reality might seem at odds with helping to make the world a better place. But even if it’s for a few minutes every day, it is important to take time away to be alone with your thoughts. Alone with yourself. Much of the truth comes from within us.”
An animated accompanying video intersperses illustration by Jack Brown with real-life footage of Garrett …
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