Our editor’s choice of the new tracks which have come in this week is Free Now, the title-track of Drew Citron‘s debut solo album which was released yesterday.
“Free Now is a song written in the spirit of the popular standard ‘I get along without you very well,’” Citron says. “It’s slightly tongue-in-cheek, and captures how moving on from a big relationship can be liberating while also harrowing. We made the video upstate in the wilderness, focusing on the simple beauty and the bittersweet feel of the song.”
It follows previous singles Kiss Me and Summertime as Citron moves into a solo world after forming Beverly in 2013. “Growing up in San Francisco, I used to take so many long melancholic walks listening to The Smiths on my Discman,” she continues.
“And those walks now strike me as a kind of prelude to the feeling I’m getting at with this album. Most of the songs were written in northern California, camped out on the coast recalling much of how it felt to be an adolescent of sixteen, in love with a record.”