Posts Tagged ‘Freedom’

October 19, 2017
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gabriel black’s music is mesmeric and intense. Though he’s only been around for a few months, he’s had us transfixed since his debut on Sad Boy. Latest single freedom is also a gripping, searing listen that pushes boundaries with its combination of bluesy rock guitars, alt hip hop, and incendiary R&B. freedom is raw and powerful, yet intimate and earnest, much like his prior two releases so far. Re-visit those releases on Soundcloud, here. You can watch a lyric video for the singer songwriter and producer’s latest single below. 

November 30, 2016
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Silly me. I began playing Bloom Twins ‘Set Us Free’ and started sending the song to others to listen to when I remembered I can share it on the blog. These Ukrainian twins haunting vocals truly captivate on the dark electro pop track about freedom. Bloom Twins will have their debut album, which was produced by Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, out in 2017. They also have a gig in London in December. Please go see them for me.

November 24, 2015

I HEART MOOSIQ VIDEO PREMIERE:

Many of us have been hit very hard by recent tragic events in Paris, which felt like a direct affront on all music and freedom loving people, launching us into heartfelt solidarity and spurning much tribute in the music scene within its wake. Singer songwriter Chløë Black, who enraptured us a year ago with her beautiful, haunting pop debut 27 Club, was raised in Paris and the US, despite being born in Australia. She offers up her own memorial by covering legendary French singer and actress Françoise Hardy’s Le Temps de L’Amour, delivering a deeply resonating and sincerely emotional rendition of the song. It’s a cover both elegant chic and huskily sultry, and she now premieres a music video for the captivating tribute. Chløë Black’s voice is stunning on the song, exuding deep maturity and exquisite dignity. The video for Le Temps de L’Amour is a riveting montage of Chløë Black’s own clips of Paris and stock footage from a glamorous era of Paris, one bygone yet still definitively preserved within the City Of Light’s romantic class and timeless beauty, both which swept me away when I visited Paris and its music venues for the first time just a month prior to recent events. 

Chløë Black made the following moving statement in regards to the magnetizing cover and video:

“I’ve always loved this Françoise Hardy song. It’s timelessly cool and has only served to further fuel my obsession with French sixties bombshells.

Last weeks heartbreaking events literally hit close to home as Paris is the backdrop of my earliest memories. This grief made me hear the song in a new light. No longer just cool; it has taken on a personal melancholy and deeper meaning for me.

I wanted to, in a small way, honour not only the beauty of Parisians but humanity itself. I cut together a combination of stock footage and some clips I filmed myself in Paris a couple of years ago.

My heart goes out to those everywhere who have lost loved ones to terror.

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You can stream the cover on Soundcloud below and follow along with an English translation of Le Temps de L’Amour’s lyrics below it. Thank you,

Chløë Black. You’ve captured my very sentiments in this time of dark grief, expressed in a way I cannot. You give remembrance, keep us company, and give us hope with your music.

It is the time of love,
the time of friends and adventure.
As the time comes and goes,
one thinks of nothing in spite of one’s wounds.
Because the time of love
it’s long and it’s short,
it lasts forever, we will remember it
At twenty, we tell ourselves that we are kings of the world,
and that all the blue sky will be in our eyes forever.
It is the time of love,
the time of friends and adventure.
As the time comes and goes,
We think of nothing in spite of our wounds.
For the time of love
it fills your heart
with so much warmth and happiness.
One fine day it’s love and the heart beats faster,
for life follows its course
and one is totally happy to be in love.
It is the time of love,
the time of friends and adventure.
When the time comes and goes,
one thinks of nothing in spite of one’s wounds.
For the time of love
it’s long and it’s short,
it lasts forever, we will remember it…

June 17, 2015

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Apologies for using the Spotify embed above, but I’ll embed the soundcloud below too (been having trouble with auto import to Tumblr audio lately with some soundcloud links). Anyway, to get on track, London’s Kidnap Kid has revealed the other track off his FALL // FREEDOM double A-side release today. Freedom is a liberating experience indeed, with its tribal drums and expansive, worldly atmosphere. Once again, it demonstrates Kidnap Kids’ amazing prowess when it comes to fusing different musical genres. While Freedom is extremely melodic, it is also incredibly entrancing, in a deep house manner. It’s an inspiring and euphoric track, a meditative, chime filled song that feels spiritual and calming. FALL // FREEDOM is out now on FFRR Records.

May 6, 2014
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I may not live in the UK, but I do know that Annie Mac tends to select some sick acts and music for her show on BBC Radio, so I pay attention. I pay attention and I reap the fruits for both me and you. This week, Annie Mac selected a sick, groovy UK house track named Freedom by South London producer GRADES. The captivating, Disclosure-esque track samples Jill Scott’s Golden, and builds one helluva dance track around it.

May 6, 2014
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I may not live in the UK, but I do know that Annie Mac tends to select some sick acts and music for her show on BBC Radio, so I pay attention. I pay attention and I reap the fruits for both me and you. This week, Annie Mac selected a sick, groovy UK house track named Freedom by South London producer GRADES. The captivating, Disclosure-esque track samples Jill Scott’s Golden, and builds one helluva dance track around it.