Lisa Morales is on a mission to embrace love over hate with her new single, “Freedom”. The soul-stirring tune invokes funk grooves, rhythmically chugging along with its unifying message. Her powerful voice rings out above a soulful instrumental, her lyrical intent clear. All in all, it’s another inspiring anthem from the Texas-based singer-songwriter. It’s also one that speaks to the overarching themes of her upcoming third solo album, She Ought to Be King.
“Freedom”, due out 5 November, sees Morales singing about the innate power in loving one’s neighbor. It raises a fist against injustice and sociopolitical strife in a straightforward, compassionate manner. She says, “Women and children can no longer be abused. We can no longer turn the other way because human beings being harmed IS NOT OK. African Americans can no longer be treated as if they don’t belong. Mexican Americans are Americans! Asian Americans are Americans! LGBTQ are to be respected!”
“Freedom. It’s a very simple message. Love one another, be kind, do the right thing, be honorable and help one another.”
Santana co-founder Gregg Rolie features on the track, playing organ and singing backing vocals. It was produced by notably singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Garza and features bassist Tim Lefebvre, keyboardist Rachel Eckroth, and drummer Beth Goodfellow. It was recorded at Tornillo, Texas’ Sonic Ranch.
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