Upon the track’s original release this past fall, Billboard Pride called “Freaks”–the latest single from John Roberts–‘…a stunning dance-pop single produced by Junior Sanchez that sees the singer embracing everything that makes him weird and wonderful.” Today (January 29), the singer & songwriter, EMMY Award-nominated actor (“Bob’s Burgers” Linda Belcher) and comedian is offering a three-track remix package by Harry Romero, Tommie Sunshine & On Deck, and Ant LaRock to take his vibe to new heights. Available now on Roberts label X-Bop, these fresh takes on “Freaks” take him off pop runways and onto club systems worldwide.
Listen to John Roberts’ “Freaks” remixes by Harry Romero, Tommie Sunshine & On Deck, and Ant LaRock here: https://snd.click/Freaks_Remixes
VIEW “FREAKS” VIDEO FROM CREATIVE DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER NINA MCNEELY (RIHANNA, BJORK, BANKS) HERE
Check out the original track produced by Junior Sanchez here: https://snd.click/freaks
Powered by vintage electro, indie panache & pop bombast, “Freaks” corresponding video is directed by creative director and choreographer Nina McNeely (www.ninamcneely.net) who has worked with such artists as Rihanna, Bjork and Banks. “Freaks” is the follow-up to John Roberts’ 2019 self-titled EP. Produced by Big Black Delta, it featured his UK club hit “Looking.” Look for more new music from John Roberts moving further into 2021.
About John Roberts:
Hailing from Edison, NJ, John Roberts’ deep-rooted love for music can be traced back to his youth. At the onset of the 90’s he fell in love with the New York City rave scene and frequented the storied warehouse parties mythologized in movies like “Go.” He visited Other Music in the city’s fashion forward Village neighborhood on a weekly basis to buy new releases from Orbital, Moby and more. Going from music lover to being in a band was a no-brainer and Roberts found himself the front-man for Opti-Grab. The group released one album and toured relentlessly. Bringing things full circle, former tour-mates Blondie tapped him to drop some lyrical fire on “Love Level” from their critically acclaimed 2017 chart-topper Pollinator. “Looking,” a wild anthem produced by Big Black Delta, followed in 2019, marked his solo debut with remixes by Tensnake, Junior Sanchez and Gerd Janson. The song—which landed at #19 on UK club charts–along with “Dirty Little Secrets” and “Lonely Boys Have Fun Too” appeared on his self-titled EP released last summer. Flashforward to 2020, Roberts entered the studio with longtime club friend Junior Sanchez for its follow-up. “Freaks”—out now–is one of the many songs the two collaborated on which will be released in 2021.On the acting front, John Roberts has gone from viral YouTube clips like “The Christmas Tree,” “My Son is Gay” and “Jackie & Debra” (generating more than 40 million views) to appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Archer” and more in addition to multiple tours alongside Margaret Cho. He went on to join the cast of the EMMY Award-winning “Bob’s Burgers” as lovable & loud matriarch Linda Belcher which landed him first EMMY nod in the category of “Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance” (2015). The show is now in its 10th season with a feature film to be released spring 2021.Look for more exciting music to come from John Roberts.