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The Southern California-based musician was part of a strong New Blues Festival lineup that’s now rescheduled for Labor Day weekend 2024.
Heartsong released a new single this past Spring, “Will Power” (Sony/Orchard, Dark Star Records). “Will Power is exceptionally special to me, as it really exemplifies the heart and soul of my musical sound,” Heartsong told AntiMusic. “That stompin’, bluesy, swampy goodness is prolific in many of my favorite influences, and I wanted the entirety of the song to have that feel. The intro came to me a while back, while I was going through all sorts of tough times in life. It was kind of a personal anthem and mantra for a bit, reminding me that whatever comes, I won’t give up or quit, and will carry on with persistence and determination.
“The rest of the song tells the story familiar to anyone who might find themselves in a tough situation, feeling weighed down and worn out. In my experience, the only way out of a situation or feeling like that is to harness the energy of your “will power” and direct to the most constructive channels possible. To pick yourself up off the ground and keep going. It also is very specifically talking about changing behaviors or patterns that don’t serve you anymore as you evolve, and addressing unhealthy recurring cycles, through conscious thought and effort.
“This is a song of motivation, persistence, determination, strength, and courage, and a reminder that we have the power within us to overcome any obstacle. When the future looks just like the past, I don’t want this feeling to last, so I reach way down deep in my soul, and pull out that will power gold.”
Indie Pulse Music writes, “(Will Power) features a powerful musical score and lyrics to match. With a blues foundation and rocking riffs, Freedom Heartsong lays down the law of the land with power chords and rhythm so sweet it causes cavities. I am particularly fond of the use of downbeat leads in the chorus, it adds to the life of the song, making it truly both majestic and magical.”
More About…Freedom Heartsong
Freedom Heartsong is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and multimedia artist. In 2019, he signed a global distribution deal with Sony/Orchard, Dark Star Records, who released his first album “Get A Heart On” in 2020. That same year, he became the #1 artist on the label, and also one of only two artists submitted for a Grammy consideration, with his song, “Ecstatic Magic.” In 2021 Heartsong was again on the Grammy ballot with his single, “Evil Grieves.”
Blues is at the foundation of all of Freedom’s music, and the heart and soul of his sound. His original music, solo, and power trio live performances bring blues-y, soulful, rockin’ and rollin’ tunes, filled with positive energy. Heartsong has performed at a variety of notable venues — from The Mint and The Viper Room in Los Angeles, to The Cutting Room and Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City; and on bills with the likes of The Beach Boys, Cheap Trick, All American Rejects, Neon Trees, and Sugar Ray, to name a few. He has garnered artist endorsements from Blackstar Amplification, Warm Audio, and Thimble Slide.
Freedom’s album “Get A Heart On” was produced, mixed, and engineered by Barry Pointer (John 5 and The Creatures, Glen Sobel, Todd Morse) at Riott House Studio and mastered by Mike Wells Mastering (Green Day, The Mother Hips). In 2022, Heartsong released a full-length album, “The Humane Experience,” which he produced, and which was mixed and engineered by Benjamin Cunill of Left Coast Recording, and mastered by twelve-time Grammy nominee and four-time Grammy winning engineer Gavin Lurssen (George Harrison, Lenny Kravitz, Ben Harper, Robert Plant).
An all-around self-taught creative, life experiences and the learn-by-doing approach have been essential to Freedom’s growth and development. In addition to music, throughout his entire life, he has made countless artistic creations in a wide variety of disciplines, including design, sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, and poetry. From the rainforests of Costa Rica, to the cultural art and music centers of Africa, to the legendary clubs of Los Angeles and New York City, a rich diversity of cultures have influenced him along the way.
With an international presence in the music and art communities, Freedom’s fans and artwork can be found in many countries around the world. His work is infused with socially-aware messaging and poetic meaningful lyricism, overflowing with good vibes. He creates music with the loving intention of inspiring all people to be their best selves and enjoy life to the fullest.
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- Sept 25 – Pacifica CA@Winters Tavern
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- Jan 11 – Tucson AZ@Gaslight Music Hall
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