Edward Daniel Freeman
singer/songwriter David Freeman is best known for penning
the 1995 international hit "No More I Love You's"
which appeared on Annie Lennox's Medusa
album. He has won a BMI Award and three Ivor Novello
nominations. Other artists who have recorded his songs include
Kiki Dee, Alison Moyet and Tom Jones.
His music has been used for TV and there have been remixes by
The Latin Rascals and Junior
was born in East London on September 25, 1957. As a teenager
in the late 70s he began playing guitar in the British punk
band The Flys, recording two studio
albums and a clutch of singles on EMI, Harvest
and Parlophone. The Flys
split up in 1980. A compilation of Flys songs
appeared on See For Miles Records in 1990.
the early 80s he worked with pop producer Phil Wainman,
releasing a solo single entitled "Stop In the Name of
Love." He went on to publish a local history of Muswell
Hill and also penned a book of erotic poetry, Voices
of Passion. In 1985 he formed The Lover
Speaks with ex-Flys
bass player Joseph (Joe) Hughes. They recorded a demo
tape which they sent off to Dave Stewart, who then
sent it to Chryssie Hynde and finally to 80s super-producer
Jimmy Iovine. The duo were signed to Dave Stewart's
Anxious Music Publishing that year, and to
A&M Records, Los Angeles in 1986.
producer Jimmy Iovine they recorded the self-titled
debut The Lover Speaks, which contains
the original version of "No More I Love You's."
After touring with The Eurythmics they
returned to Los Angeles to record the follow-up album, The
Big Lie, again with Iovine, assisted in parts
by Daniel Lanois and Dave Stewart. The
Lover Speaks split in 1988. The Big Lie
was never commercially released.
returned to producer Mike Finesilver and throughout
the 1990s wrote and recorded under his own name. A handful of
these album were published in 1996 on various independent labels.
His back catalogue remains unpublicized and ranges from Van
Morrison-like soul searching, with the help of jazz players
like bassist Andrew Cleyndert, pianist Damon Butcher
and drummer Ralph Salmins - to the open acoustic feel
of the Balance album recorded with drummer
Steve Creese and bassist Chucho Merchan. This
catalogue has recently been acquired by Universal Publishing.
David Freeman is in retirement. He is a loving and devoted
father to two children Lucy and Nathaniel whom he shares in
equal custody with his ex-wife Sarah.