If you’re looking for songs about freedom, look no further. You’ll find classics like ‘I Want to Break Free’ by Beyonce, as well as newer songs by artists such as Bob Dylan, Nelly Furtado, and Kris Kristofferson. From pop to country to classical, you’re sure to find a tune to suit your mood.
Beyonce’s ‘I Want to Break Free’
The title track of Beyonce’s new album ‘The Works’ is a perfect example of the power of fusion music. The track blends elements of 1990s club culture with 21st century Pride anthems. The song samples Robin S’ early 90s hit “Show Me Love,” and features a vocal contribution by Big Freedia, a New Orleans dance music icon. Beyonce’s lyrics embrace the materialistic mindset of society and embrace the notion of ‘break free’.
The song’s chord structure is similarly interesting. An AMaj9 chord (a non-diatonic chord relative to G# minor key center) is used to introduce an energy-laden, uplifting melody. In this way, it parallels the song’s lyrical theme of distancing from the past.
The song’s lyrics are an homage to black culture, a culture that struggles to make its mark in the music industry. Beyonce has embodied these virtues throughout her career. She has shown a commitment to mentorship, building a Black-centered community, and a deep passion for her craft. She has provided catharsis for her fans and has paved the way for others to follow.
Beyonce has been busy making headlines lately, as her IG updates showed. This time, she’s working on her seventh studio album solo. The title track, ‘I Want to Break Free,’ has become one of the most popular songs in the world. Beyonce’s music has become increasingly experimental and ambitious. Taking a risk, she’s challenging herself to create something that will make the world change.
The album’s artwork also revealed that the album will be available on limited edition vinyl. The cover shows Bey on a Patronus-like horse with a Renaissance-era painting behind her. She’s dressed in a silver outfit, covering her face more than her original appearance. Beyonce’s new album is set to drop on July 29.
Bob Dylan’s ‘Free Bird’
Bob Dylan and his band played the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic ‘Free Bird’ last week at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Dylan covered the song on his new album Fallen Angels, which also features Frank Sinatra covers. Fans can expect to see Dylan perform this classic song at the Desert Trip festival in October.
The legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd song was a favorite of Dylan and his band. The iconic ‘Free Bird’ was first released in 1968 and has been covered by many artists since then. In Berkeley, California, Dylan and his band covered the song on June 9.
In an audience request, Dylan performed a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird.’ It was the first time he had covered this song. The songwriter turned 75 this month and will be performing at Desert Trip later this year.
Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Feeling Free’
The title of Kristofferson’s seventeenth solo studio album says it all. This album is about love, freedom, and giving yourself a piece of yourself to the listener. It’s one of the most personal records of his career, and is rich with grace, honesty, and beauty.
Kris Kristofferson is a legendary country singer-songwriter, Golden Glove boxer, Rhodes scholar, college football player, helicopter pilot, military officer, and Grammy-winner. The album also features stellar instrumental work from musicians such as guitarist Mark Goldenberg, pedal steel master Greg Leisz, keyboardist Matt Rollins, violinist Sara Watkins, bassist Sean Hurley, and drummer Aaron Sterling.
Despite his fame, Kristofferson’s early life was not easy. He struggled to make ends meet and was considered a ‘ne’er-do-well’ by his parents. He went on to work as a janitor in a Nashville recording studio and made coffee for recording sessions. During this time, he wrote a number of funny songs. Later, he quit his day job to pursue his dream as a professional songwriter. During this time, he met legendary country musician Johnny Cash and took him under his wing.
After a decade of recording, Kris Kristofferson has rediscovered his creative side. His 2006 album This Old Road marked a new chapter in Kristofferson’s career. The following year, Kristofferson released Closer to the Bone, his most personal and raw album to date. His new album Feeling Mortal follows it.
In addition to his solo career, Kristofferson has released two albums on Mercury Records. On his 1995 solo album, he collaborated with producer Don Was. He was able to work with a more powerful voice on the songs on Closer to the Bone.
Nelly Furtado’s ‘I’m Like a Bird’
Nelly Furtado’s song “I’m Like a Bird” is a song about freedom and finding your own path in life. It was released on October 24, 2000 and produced by Brian West and Gerald Eaton. The duo had previously worked together on three albums with The Philosopher Kings. Furtado and West met while attending a music showcase called Honey Jam in 1997. By the time of the video’s release, they had already released three albums together and wanted to branch out into production.
The song was a hit, and it’s about freedom. It was a hit for the artist, who was nominated for a Grammy for this song. While there’s no direct connection to freedom, birds are typically associated with freedom. In the song, the singer feels trapped and wishes she could be free and fly away.
Although Nelly Furtado hasn’t released a new album in four years, she is still considered one of the best singers around. She was even considered to be a writer prior to recording her debut album, whoa, Nelly! The singer and songwriter recently released an extended edition of her album, which includes a mix of album cuts and live performances, as well as unused tracks from the recording sessions.
“Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd is a classic freedom song. It can be played live on stage and sometimes stretches to 14 minutes. This song is about the need for freedom and has become one of the best-selling rock songs in history.
The song’s lyrics are a message of redemption. It was a gold-certified single in the United Kingdom and sold more than 400,000 copies. Many artists have covered the song. The song also appeared in the 2015 movie, The Big Short.
Bob Marley’s ‘I’m Set Free’
This song was written by Bob Marley and was influenced by his experience of being arrested by the police at three in the morning and searched for guns and ganja. It has a funky sound and a spoken-word line, and was one of Marley’s most popular singles. It peaked the radio charts during the escalating political violence in Jamaica at the time.
Bob Marley’s ‘I’M Set Free’ has several different influences. The song was written by Bob Marley with his collaborator, Jamaican DJ King Sporty, and N. G. Williams. It was recorded with the Wailers in 1980. The track was also the first to feature the “chick-ee” guitar line that would define the reggae sound.
The song was written to promote peace and to address violence in Jamaica. In 1976, Marley was shot by unarmed gunmen at a Concert for Peace, intended to ease tensions between political factions in the country. Though Marley was not seriously injured, the attack made him disgusted with Jamaican politics and he went into exile in England. The Exodus song deals with the events of 1976 and expresses the need to set people free from violence.
“Rastaman Vibration'” is Marley’s first commercial success in the United States, propelling him to Billboard’s top ten for the first time. The song was Marley’s crowning achievement as a global superstar. Despite the song’s slow beat, its lyrics are both uplifting and mellow. When Marley sings, “Don’t worry about a thing,” he was implying that nothing should bother us.
“A Hungry Mob” is another great example of a song about living in hard times. It has been sampled by artists as diverse as Rage Against the Machine and Poor Righteous Teachers.