Get A Deeper Look at Freedom Heartsong’s ‘The Humane Experience’ with a Track-By-Track Breakdown
Freedom Heartsong Inspires With New Album
The Humane Experience
Blues Rock Artist Details How To Thrive Despite Devastation and Despair
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Los Angeles, CA – Blues-rock artist Freedom Heartsong has released his newest album, The Humane Experience. The 11-track album combines the soulful lyrics of blues and the upbeat energy of rock to inspire listeners to find strength amidst intense suffering, to not only survive, but thrive and create the life they have always dreamed of living. The Humane Experience is available to stream and download on digital platforms worldwide.
The Humane Experience intertwines themes of emotional vulnerability and optimistic persistence. Freedom Heartsong wrote the album as a response to immense tragedy. He had lost all of his livelihood and income simultaneously due to the pandemic. He spent a year fighting for his daughter and his rights as a father. His best friend and bandmate was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away three months later. A massive storage unit full of his tools and instruments needed to create his music and art was stolen. Through all of this, he kept writing the album as a way to stay alive, tell his story, make it through one more day at a time, and to ultimately create the life of his dreams. And he did, as he confidently states today, “I went through the most painful and beautiful times while creating this album, but I made it through and I am stronger, wiser, and happier than I have ever been in my life. The songs on this album are for anyone who has ever gone through or is going through intense suffering.” The tone of the album is set by previously released singles: “Evil Grieves,” an inspiring song about letting go of the bad to savor the good, and “Warrior of the Light,” an upbeat account of harnessing positivity and unity to overcome life’s obstacles. Blending strong guitar riffs and upbeat drums with vulnerable and soulful lyrics, The Humane Experience “is a journey from darkness to light, a message of inspiration, courage, perseverance, and optimism to help make the human experience a little bit more humane,” he confesses.
Since childhood, Freedom Heartsong has found inspiration in music. A self-taught musician, his talents include both acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, piano, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica. Inspired by the multi-faceted flair and heartfelt messaging of musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Marley, he channels authentic strength into the narrative of each of his songs. Beginning his musical career with a cross-country road trip from Virginia to his new home California and performing around the world in places including Costa Rica, Ghana, Canada, Mexico, and Panama, Freedom Heartsong’s journey as a musician has been laden with adventure shaped by personal growth. “My life experience has molded me so powerfully into the musician I am today,” he reflects. “I have made it through, and I am ready to share this message of hope, truth, love, determination, and triumph with the world.”
Freedom Heartsong’s music is honest about both the good and the bad, infused with uplifting sentiments gleaned from both joyous and difficult times. His new album, The Humane Experience, is an authentic reflection of his journey through loss and rebuilding, and offers inspiration to anyone struggling to overcome life’s challenges. The Humane Experiencecan now be streamed on digital music platforms worldwide. The album was mixed by Benjamin Cunill of Left Coast Recording and mastered by four-time Grammy award-winning engineer Gavin Lurssen.
Freedom Heartsong will be performing at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA on June 30th, PierFront Wine & Brew in Avila Beach, CA on July 23rd, and The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA on August 27th. To stay up to date on Freedom Heartsong’s musical journey, visit FreedomHeartsong.com and follow him on Instagram at @FreedomHeartsong.
I wrote this song all at once at 4am in a hotel room, at a crossroads in my life. It came as encouragement to myself and everyone, to just follow your heart and you can live your dreams.
Dark Ocean Of Human Emotion
I think we can all relate to trying to navigate the dark ocean of human emotion, and this song is me crying out that true sentiment.
Peace Despite The Pain
Here’s a swampy, bluesy, true story of me living through painful times and just doing my best to be present with each moment.
Life At The Beach
For anyone who has ever lived at the beach, or wonders what it might be like, now you know.
Lend A Helpin’ Hand
So many reasons to love this life and to spread that love and kindness every day. This song is a call to action for peaceful thoughtfulness and consideration to blossom throughout humanity.
All Along The Watchtower
From Dylan to Hendrix, this iconic classic I reimagined and made my own. A familiar favorite translated through my musical lens.
People who live in Los Angeles seem to say this is spot on, and perfectly describes what life is like here. It’s a satirical and true lyrical description of life in this hub of Southern California and the world.
This song always makes me think of Lavone. We had plans to perform this as a duet before she passed, with both of us singing, and with me on guitar, her on piano.
One Great Day At A Time
Here’s another reminder of how to get through even the hardest of days, thriving. I think it’s important to see the distinction between just getting by and making each day great.
During some of the most painful experiences of my life where I didn’t know how I was going to survive, I got to a place of needing to recognize life is a dream and an illusion, and that all things are temporary.
Warrior Of The Light
Stand up for what you believe in, for what is good, true, right, and kind in the face of adversity. Never give up or give in and you will succeed.