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Freedom Fry | Stronger (new single)

Los Angeles-based indie folk duo Freedom Fry releases its rousing and uplifting anthem of hope and determination with its new single, "Stronger." Comprised of Parisian-born Marie Seyrat and American Bruce Driscoll, the now husband-and-wife duo first met in 2011, recorded their debut EP Let the Games Begin shortly after, and has been making together music ever since. As for the 'Freedom Fry' band name, the duo notes on their website, "What do you name your half French, half American alt folk duo? Freedom Fry, of course."

"Stronger" beams of warm sunshine on a blue sky day. It is an upbeat, melodic song that reminds us to keep the faith and to look for the silver linings in the hope that we emerge from these challenging times even stronger than when we entered into them. Handclaps, shouts, banjo and gorgeous harmonies lead us through "Stronger," working to pull the listener out of whatever depths in which they find themselves immersed. On social media, the band comments, "This is a song about strength being a seed we can plant in one another."

In recent years, the duo released their debut album, Classic, in 2018, followed by a performance at the prestigious SXSW festival that same year. 2019 was filled with a series of monthly EP releases, each containing two original songs and a cover. Earlier this year, Freedom Fry released their impressive sophomore album, Songs from the West Coast.

And in case you were wondering about the photo (taken by Michelle Shiers) that is used in the "Stronger" single artwork, the band reveals, "We are standing in front of a model called 'Hollywood in Miniature' which was built in the 1930's by Joe Pellkofer, a cabinet maker. It's an incredible time capsule of Hollywood in the old days."

For more information about Freedom Fry, visit the official band website, follow on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), and listen on Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Apple Music.

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