Thursday, March 30, 2023

Music Review //
Grimelda
"Freedom"


As someone who listens to a lot of music, I don't ever want to feel like I'm telling people how to make music.  And while I enjoy many different styles of music, I do feel like if you're going to create a song of protest, such as this is, it is best experienced in a loud way.  I know there were many folk songs of protest, but it's always made more sense to me to have songs that you want to make a point with be so loud that they cannot be ignored.

This song begins with two musicians who are both singing and during the video you can see them playing as well.  The lyrics are more spoken and screamed than singing, but it creates that exact type of presence that this type of song needs.   You see, lyrically this song begins about not being able to play football.  I think, within the United States, there is a great divide that exists between those of us who are hyped up and have parties for the Super Bowl and those of us who couldn't possibly care less.

Fast paced metal, this reminds me of a cross between Dillinger Escape Plan and Buck Gooter.   It seems to have a very strict verse/chorus/verse way to it until about halfway through the song.  Then, and the video changes as well, it breaks down into this sort of dance number with singing.   Though, the mood and sound might have changed the overall vibe of what these lyrics are about remains.  

For me, this song is about how our beliefs shouldn't separate us but rather bring us together.  At the end of the day, we live in the same country with the same awful government so instead of fighting over things such as sports why not look at who the real villain of this story is.  We need to start wondering more about why the government (and the corporations that control them) have so much while we, the majority, have so little.  

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