Miguel Freiles, a singer and composer of electronic dance music, has released his latest flagship long-playing record album, “Driven to My Dream.”
Miguel Freiles has released his latest flagship long-playing record album, “Driven to My Dream,” on the Riviera Beat Music record label. The album contains 15 original dance tracks for a full 55 minutes of listening time. “Driven…” is not a record that can easily be listened to without moving to its beat, however.
Freiles himself performs the vocals for the album in his own, inimitable style that is not too unlike the singing of Interpol’s Paul Banks. Nonetheless, his insanely infectious tone and natural singing voice, although startling at first in its originality, is in the end perhaps his music’s most gorgeous quality. A song on the album without Freiles singing would be disappointing; it is good, therefore, that no such track exists on his record. Freiles is also the artist responsible for the extremely catchy arrangements of the electronic drums and percussion, as well as all synthesized accompaniment on the record.
Of the album’s 15 tracks, three have remixes that follow immediately after them, being “Rock It Out,” “10,000 Miles” and the title track, “Driven to My Dream.” These remixes are entirely individual in their own right and sound wonderful coming up right after their main iterations, particularly in a dance hall situation, in which the music does not sound so much remixed as it does enlarged upon.
Concerning the message Freiles has for his listening public, he writes simply and in earnest, “Enjoy life. Dance and have fun. Anything is possible.” This last comment is certainly true for Freiles, himself, whose album is not so much a creative title as it is an assertion of his artistic ambitions, the same ambitions which are hereby realized in the high-quality collection of songs known as “Driven to My Dream.”