FREEDOVE STILL BELIEVES "MUSIC SETS THE SOUL IN FLIGHT"
Since the release of her first EP “Flight of the Freedove” over a decade ago, Freedove has
re-emerged with “The Art of Rising,” a spiritually rooted collection of sonic offerings
the singer/songwriter/producer dubs “life music.”
With her formidable stage presence and powerful sound she emits both live and
in studio, the 4-octave ranged New Orleans native who sings in 6 languages has
carried home inside of her across worldwide stages, lending her voice to
recordings and performances w/Duran Duran, MC Lyte, Alexy Chumakov,
Joe Bataan, Coati Mundi, Zhane’, Leonid Agutin, et al.
When the world shut down during 2020’s global pandemic, Freedove found
renewal, solace and strength in nature, meditation & music. This time of
introspection led her on a journey to reexamine & repurpose her life & music.
"As my spiritual practice increased, so did my vision for the music being
birthed thru me at this time. My intention was for the listener to experience the
of nature while having their consciousness raised through the healing frequencies of
music. As I witnessed the world about us being governed by fear, I began to ponder
how we could spiritually navigate the landmines of daily life.”
She began to revisit the rich musical heritage of her hometown, exploring the
various African, Native, Indigenous, and tribal rhythms spanning the
roots music diaspora. She soon discovered her palette had taken on
a more meaningful and broader spectrum.
With its unique blend of world, 80’s pop, soul and rock genres,
“The Art of Rising” is at once familiar, genre-defiant & altogether
unexpected-a love letter from The Most High, reminding us of who we are, of our divinity and power; an affirmation that we are all born worthy and free.
“The world tells us stories
Let love be your song
To believe and stand for what is right
To know, to grow with a single eye
Storms will come and still I, give thanks for it all,” she sings.
“Wallz” explores the story of self-forgiveness, a heart breaking free from the walls of pain and regret, learning to let go of holding on to the past.
From gospel to funk, and soul to rock, Freedove’s style has taken quite the journey to get to where it is today; but the one constant is the message in her music, and "music sets the soul in flight,".