Stephh V’s return this season brings a multi-layered hit of cinematic sound design and a deeply contemplative concept, as the artist addresses the very prospect of chasing dreams and seeking freedom in life.
Immediately the Sydney rapper’s voice is familiar having heard previous releases. In this case though, we get a fresh and impressive soundscape, haunting yet motivational in its depth and emotion, and a story-line that pours through with equal parts personal turmoil and broadly accessible, inspiring energy.
Finding a strong balance between likeable sound-play, musical escapism, and the vulnerability and honesty that allow a track to truly connect, Free speaks volumes on behalf of Stephh V’s dedication and drive as an independent artist.
Throw in a beautiful contrast between heavy bass work and delicate keys, and the single’s an easy winner – reaching out towards its intended purpose in a bold and genuine way.