Freedom Baby – ‘Drag The Lake’

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Freedom Baby – initially a Toronto-based bedroom project between Eric Reid and Brianna Bordihn – has progressed and evolved into a nine-piece orchestral pop group, affectionately called “ork pop”, and led by the aforementioned duo.

From these humble beginnings the ensemble have studiously crafted their debut EP, How You’ll Grow, released earlier this month. Drawing from a deep well influences, their songs slide from lighter folk sensibilities, swelling to multilayered tapestries of rich instrumentation. The EP’s lead single ‘When We Go’ – a bittersweet, misty-eyed cut of orchestral-pop – offered this in spades, as does the latest lifted from the record, ‘Drag The Lake’. Slowly building from a place of solitude and quiet contemplation to exuberance and excitement, with a tide swell of rich orchestral sounds to back them – ‘Drag The Lake’ will bowl you over with its emotional power and persuasion. The song swells to consume you and everything else in its wake. An exquisitely crafted, compelling, rich and irrestable tune. Magnificent!

Listen to ‘Drag The Lake’ below and you know, if you like that, and you will; you can listen to Freedom Baby’s debut EP here.

Freedom Baby – ‘When We Go’

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Freedom Baby – initially a Toronto-based bedroom project between Eric Reid and Brianna Bordihn – has progressed and evolved, to trade in magnificently melancholic sounds to soothe your soul.

From these humble beginnings the pair have studiously spent the past six months carefully crafting their debut EP, How You’ll Grow, which shall be with us on March 9. Ahead of its release, the pair have shared lead single ‘When We Go’. The song is an ode to the inevitability of death and dying; marked by an acceptance of the loss of loved ones but in a hopeful, grand celebratory fashion. Representing an end as well as a beginning, it seems rather apt and fitting that ‘When We Go’ is our first introduction to Freedom Baby’s forthcoming EP. A bittersweet, misty-eyed cut of orchestral-pop, it unfolds with a lonely ukulele, quickly embraced by a warm blanket of trumpet before the percussion pops up. These carefully compiled layers are allow the sparsity of Bordihn’s angelic vocals to hit home. Hovering tentatively over burgeoning orchestration, the music swells to consume you and everything else in its wake. An exquisitely crafted, compelling, captivating and emotive tune. Simply magnificent!

Listen to ‘When We Go’ below and you know, keep your eyes peeled for Freedom Baby’s forthcoming EP in March.