The Austin 100: Fraeya Fraeya's "Housewarming" starts with melancholy whispers, but ultimately winds up someplace grand and magnificent, as Fraeya (the band) envelops Fraeya (the singer) in majestic waves of distortion.
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The Austin 100: Fraeya

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Fraeya.

Annie Harvey Photography/Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Perth, Australia

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: "There's no common sense in codependence," Fraeya Evans sings in the quiet opening stretch of "Housewarming." In a song about coming to terms with new love, those early moments register as melancholy whispers, but they're just a stop en route to a raging cataclysm: The song ultimately winds up someplace grand and magnificent, as Fraeya (the band) envelops Fraeya (the singer) in majestic waves of distortion. It's a gripping journey for a young band that already sounds boundlessly dynamic.

Listen to Fraeya's " Housewarming"

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