"Free Yourself" new version out now: Back Story + What's being said.
Updated: Mar 11
New version available on most platforms including Pandora March 4th.
Free Yourself releases March 4th, 2022
Stripped Back version released Feb 2nd, 2022
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A version of the song "Free Yourself" was written many years ago and originally had 6/8 timing in the verse with a different bridge and lyrics. It was originally a ballad with sentimental tendencies, that morphed into a darker creature when it was finally recorded in December of 2021. However, overall it has been described as having a soulful and inspiring vibe to it, driven by soaring vocals projecting--by todays trends--an avant-garde melody. Most of the tracking of instruments & vocals were done in a day, continuing on into the wee hours, and along with a few overdubs was mixed the following month.
Des B talking about recording it: https://youtu.be/YmDtTCUqr2Y
Free Yourself (Stripped Back Version)
What's being said: Updated 02/18/2022
Fluttertone: "Class. This …track has some magic. Love the vibe."
Virmedius Entertainment marketing: "I like this song because it's almost a timeless feel. Meaning, a lot of what is "popular" on the radio right now will be out in 10 years, but singer/songwriter/acoustic driven music will always be in demand :) I like the melody and music of this song, you have some really cool ideas! The only part i'm not a huge fan of is the layered harmonies. I think with your voice, you can afford to keep it
simple. Great work! .." https://virmedius.com
Pop Music for smart people "Hello. Love your voice and the feeling you emote but I don't think the track is right for my show and audience though. Wish you the best though" https://www.popmusicforsmartpeople.com/
Last Day Deaf "Yup! Another great indie folk track with an intimate vocal performance and a strong message for everybody. Will share this gem as part of VITAL blog playlist series within next week. Best Regards!" http://lastdaydeaf.com
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"The earnest vocal delivery, inspiring lyrical sentiments and powerful acoustic instrumentation behind this song all work together to produce a memorable and deeply reflective listening experience that many will be able to relate to and take inspiration from" .https://www.instagram.com/authentic.audio/?hl=en
Plastic Magazine "Nice writing on this, liking the vocals and the recording is good. This one is just a bit too stripped back for my taste though, best of luck ..." https://plasticmag.co.uk
Carolina Music Video Awards "I really enjoyed the tune, it was very laid back and very easy to listen to. This song belongs on the radio." https://www.carolinamusicvideoawards.com
"hi, yes, I like it and I will add it to one of our playlists Thanks a lot that you have shared your song with us best wishes Wolf from NenesButler presents.." https://nenesbutler-presents.blogspot.com
The StreamLINE music blog "Hi Des, thank you for submitting your music to StreamLINE! I enjoyed the folksy acoustic vibe of "Free Yourself". I thought the hook was executed exceptionally well, almost anthemic in its tone with a masterful layering of the vocals. There were portions of the lead vocal that I thought tapered off in certain sections in terms of tone and pitch, however, overall, a solid song and kudos on the lyricism involved as well...." . https://streamlinemusicblog.com