Premiere: Rothwell – ‘Freedom’

  • Words: Matilda Feeney-Mellor

Defiant, melancholic, and powerful: just a few adjectives to describe Rothwell’s new single ‘Freedom’.

The pop-soul artist hails from Bristol, and draws her influences from powerful female voices of the past, including Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. This influence can certainly be felt on her new single, ‘Freedom’, which premieres exclusively on Spindle today.

Rothwell describes the track as a song about the ‘innocence of youth’ juxtaposed with ‘needing gratification and sympathy from people around you’. The lyrics show a desperation and a desire to be recognised and affirmed, with the subject of the song appearing to have a yearning not just to be known, but to know who they are. The lyrics at times show delicacy and fragility, and at others demonstrate real power.

Rothwell’s recent endeavours include supporting Justin Bieber on his UK arena tour, and performing at festivals such as the Isle of Wight Festival, and British Summer Time in Hyde Park. Her new single ‘Freedom’ is a project soon to be added to her list of successes. It is anthemic in its musicality, and deeply relatable through its lyrics. There is an understated defiance to this track, combined with a very touching exploration of insecurities.

Out on the 8th of December, ‘Freedom’ is set to make 2018 a very busy and exciting year for Rothwell. Listen below…

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