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Freedom Fry: 21

In February of 2015, Freedom Fry started the year at #1 on The Hype Machine with their first in a series of new singles, “Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na).” Spotify included them in their rankings of “100 Emerging Artists From SXSW,” and in the Spring they toured the west coast with Belgian sensation Stromae, all followed up with a Los Angeles residency during the month of May. The French/American duo, whose stage name is a satire on US & French relations during the Iraq war, have been self-producing and releasing music since 2011 when they first met on the set of a music video. Their home base, Los Angeles, and all the warmth and sunshine of California tends to heavily bleed into their sound, which skirts the lines between pop, folk and indie-rock, always blended with danceable rhythms and a sing-a-long chorus.

Freedom Fry: 21

Since their 2011 debut EP, Let The Games Begin, they’ve appeared on The Hype Machine over 40 times and amassed over 2 million plays on SoundCloud. In the Summer of 2014 they released their latest EP, The Wilder Mile, which included the title track – an indie folk duet with an infectious stomp beat, sing-a-long chorus, handclaps, and a whistle refrain. Perez Hilton posted about the song twice and said, “Say hello to Franco-American duo Freedom Fry. Their song ‘The Wilder Mile’ is such a happy and clap-along song! Check out the infectious good times!” At the end of 2014 Freedom Fry released Fan Club: The Singles, a 12” limited edition vinyl of all of their singles from past till present, and recently celebrated it with a Record Store Day in-store performance at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA.

The now married twosome of Parisian Marie Seyrat and Michigan-native Bruce Driscoll, self-create everything in the Freedom Fry universe from their album art to their cinematic videos and stage clothing. The band’s most recent releases, singles “21,” “Yeah You” and “Break Into A Musical,” are now listenable on SoundCloud, with more new music to come. Take a listen. Freedom Fry are out to make music that makes you feel young and alive.

Freedom Fry: 21 [Official Video]

“21” was recorded with the help of the audiences we had during the first three nights of our residency at The Echo in LA. The first night they provided the handclaps, the next the group vocals, and for the grand finale they gave us the most stretched out scream we’ve ever heard.

Freedom Fry: 21 Lyrics:
I’m in my prime, It’s a time that I’ll never forget,
Come and stand by my side,

Those pretty girls,
With the pearls and the leather jackets,
Take a toll on my pride,

Not a saint, Got a song, I’m just rolling along,
Not a doubt in my mind,

Keep on playing till we’re gone,
In this scene we become, Got a chain to break up,

Doesn’t matter when you’re 21,
Live and make love, On our way up,
I wont ever do you wrong,
When the day comes, We will stand up,
We will stand up,

I’m on a rise, Hypnotized, and it ain’t over yet,
I’m eclipse, you’re the sky,

Give it a whirl, Round the world, it’s as good as it gets,
Come on over tonight,

Not a saint, Got a song,
I’m just rolling along, Not a doubt in my mind,

Keep on playing till we’re gone,
In this scene we become, Got a chain to break up,

Doesn’t matter when you’re 21,
Live and make love, On our way up,
I wont ever do you wrong,
When the day comes,
We will stand up, We will stand up, We will stand up,

We’ve got light,
We’ve got light even in the darkness,
We’re at the ending and the start, We are,
We’ve got light,
We’ve got light even in the darkness,
We are the ending and the start, We are,

Doesn’t matter when you’re 21,
Live and make love, On our way up,
I wont ever do you wrong,
When the day comes,
We will stand up, We will stand up,

Doesn’t matter when you’re 21,
Live and make love, On our way up,
I wont ever do you wrong,
When the day comes,
We will stand up, We will stand up,
We will stand up, We will stand up.

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