Freeda – Let Me Down (Single Review)

Written by Aidan McCarron

Since the previous instalment in the Freeda journey, the boys have played multiple sold out shows including their biggest headline show to date, at one of Manchester’s most iconic venues, The Deaf Institute.

‘Let Me Down’ is the latest single to be released from their upcoming EP, due to come later on in the year, and it’s clear to see we’re in for something big. The track conveys an irresistible sense of joy with psychedelic undertones, suggested by the synths and atmospheric lead guitar lines interweaving throughout.

The bass guitar is a particular highlight of mine, the way Barton is able to encapsulate the shifting, excitement of the track whilst still cooperating with Jackson to provide the ever important solid backbone, is much to be admired. The lyrics hit the mark with trying to portray a disappointed attitude towards a less than satisfactory experience, Rowles performs his vocals in a great manner to give us the best visualisation of the feelings behind the song.

A low-key, yet striking bridge provides a vividly, kaleidoscopic view into the minds of the songwriter with a distinct focus on the individual chords guiding into a crescendo of compelling noise that leads, into the final chorus to bring us home.

This track is an excellent indicator to the listener that no matter what happens, Freeda aren’t stopping anytime soon…

Rating: 9/10

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Freeda are: Sean Rowles – Lead Vocals, Callum Hignett – Lead Guitar, Cameron Meekums-Spence – Rhythm Guitar, Daniel Atherton – Synth, Adam Barton – Bass and Adam Jackson – Drums

Check out the single, ‘Let Me Down’ below: