Driving home from a trip this past weekend to Woodstock, NY, a place frozen in time, paying constanst homage to the 1960s, I was sent an omen, a positive omen in the form of a friendly song submission.
Just hours after sitting in Bob Dylan’s favorite café and driving by the late drummer of The Band Levon Helm’s beautiful home and recording space, a singer-song writer from across the country sends a contemporary folk song that touches on all the truths Bob Dylan and his band of merry comrades held evident.
“Freedom,” the latest single from Los Angeles based Chords of Truth fuses old school folk-rock with the clarity of pop production to create a sound that’s energetic enough to propel your commute and introspective enough for more reflective listening.
The lyrics paint pictures of classic Americana. The word “freedom” is mentioned over a dozen times, and stories of free flowing water are mentioned, but the lack of sophistication must be examined its blues tinged context.
While Chords of Truth are currently gearing up for a new album, for which “Freedom” serves as the second single, their first project is available for streaming on Soundcloud.