Since its launch in November 2015, Fresh is the Word has been a documentation of for sorts for music/pop culture journalist Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier, as they journey through their love of music and pop culture, as well as using this platform to share they growth on topics important to women, people of color and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. As an ever evolving podcast, K-Fresh is going back to his roots focusing more on the music artists they are passionate about from the past and present. From the classic hip-hop artists they grew up on, to the new faces of dance, and from the metal bands they’ve long appreciated to the indie pop artist stealing their heart, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories of those who need their contributions to music known, while also exposing their audience to the next artists to watch out for (sometimes before they blow up!).
On this episode of Fresh is the Word, we have Maria from the Berlin Post-Hardcore trio Future Palace who was on a recent Fresh is the Word Twitch stream. Future Palace just released their new album Run via Arising Empire. During our conversation, Maria shared the topics explored on Run, as well as the design of their album cover and music videos, along with her childhood music influences that shaped her as an artist. It was really fun to chat with Maria and Run is a great addition to where music rooted in Hardcore can go with depth and melody. It’s definitely an album you should check out.