British indie-rockers, Galaxy Thief, have released their first single with new lead-vocalist and frontman Rhys Messenger, and the outcome is just superb! The tune, simply entitled ‘Free’, is powerful, anthemic, and full of energy and vigour. It’s a call to arms to break down the barriers that stand in the way of allowing us to be our best selves. “Lemme ask you somethin’, in a world that’s changin’, why are we so fickle with our pride?” asks Messenger. “A generation raised within a box of lies.”
The single was recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire, and the band worked alongside top industry professionals to get that large, stadium-ready sound. Influenced by a wide variety of acts – Nothing but Thieves, The 1975, Angels & Airwaves, and many more, Galaxy Thief has been able to do what’s important – infuse their own special and distinctive sound into their work. Keep it up, guys!
When listening to ‘Free’, you just picture a jubilant crowd chanting along! We think that’s pretty special.Indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
It’s about the total liberation of everything and everyone that holds you back or ties you down. We should all be free to be the best possible version of ourselves, but a twisted word from someone, or an upset that occupies you, prevents you from truly being your best. ‘FREE’ is about letting go of all of those mental and physical constraints. Don’t walk on the eggshells of life. Set yourself free. Be your absolute best. Enjoy life!
Tell us about your creative process and how the song came to be?
‘FREE’ initially started as a bedroom riff. It came together quite naturally once we were all able to jam it together and, at the points where we felt stuck, we always had George’s original demo to listen back to and put us back on the right track.
What inspired you to share the song with the world?
We believe it’s a timeless message that needs to be heard, letting go of issues and being freed from the burden that comes from unresolved disagreements.
Which Netflix series or movie would you like your music to be featured in?
An Edgar Wright (from Poole, Dorset originally near us!) film like Hot Fuzz or Baby Driver would be inspiring.
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