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Athens, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Athens, Georgia, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter




"Ticklin' the Ivories"

Musician Joseph Wallace works under the name F.L.E.D. and has released no fewer than five albums in the past year. I don’t have time or space to write about each of them, so I’ll just mention the newest, Worse. Its 15 tracks are largely keyboard-driven, but also very singsong-y in a house-party kind of way, or maybe in that way your friend who’s a college-radio DJ keeps telling you they’ve released a “mixtape” you’ve just got to hear. Lyrically, this is pretty much like diary entries, which Wallace admits is the case. It’s often barely this side of twee, but it avoids that abyss, because it’s really not all that gentle with itself, and although it’s highly personal, it’s not either particularly defensive nor self-effacing. Musically, it’s occasionally too clever by half, and Wallace often has very crowded arrangements. All that said, if this were a little shorter and had a heavier thumb on the editing scale—and led with a track like “Bike,” which is catchy as hell—I could go in for it a lot more. Your mileage may vary. Hit the gas at - Flagpole Magazine


Better - April 20 2018 

Dumb - June 11 2018

I Love You - August 10 2018

For Boopis, My Mockingbird and Muse - October 17 2018

Couple More Songs - November 30 2018

Worse - April 13 2019



F.L.E.D. It stands for Falling in Love Every Day -- an Athens-based vegetarian, gender nonconforming goblin coming at you with catchy choruses and tenderly stupid lyrics released by their own Brotherly Records. Jazz and hip-hop inspired bedroom pop meets Southern queer as Josey THURSTON Wallace crafts charmingly DIY beats to complement lyrics discussing mental health, the importance of self-awareness, and the joy of everyday life. 

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