Get lost in James Ollier’s ethereal and dreamy ‘Free’, which was released today! This melodic indie single draws us in with layered guitar arpeggios, intimate vocals, and a sense of yearning and urgency that’s reflected in the lyrics. Unfurling like a fantasy adventure movie, the deceptively simple arrangement evolves into an enchanting soundscape that plays with sonic elements and builds in intensity, erupting into a full-on-rock ensemble midway through the song. Soft yet intense and powerful, and a new direction from the singer-songwriter’s previous work, ‘Free’ is sure to give listeners something unexpected and leave them wanting more.
Words by Claire Donzelli