Music Video Now on Youtube

Celebrating the launch of my Youtube channel, I have finished work on my very first music video! Click on the screenshot above to view it.

I chose the song “I Want To Be Free” from my new album Sounds Like Jazz because the visual concept I had in mind for it was simple enough to work with what tools I already have, like a Canon EOS camera, a tripod, and the free version of Lightworks video editor. Lots of work trying to get the audio synchronized with all those clips, and many hours exploring how to use video FX. I’m quite satisfied because my original goal was to create something more interesting to look at than the static album cover used for the music already sent to Youtube by my distributor. I think I more than achieved the goal, and did so the indie way –on a marginal budget ($0 actually) but with maximal effort.

The song “I Want To Be Free” has a retro jazz sound reminiscent of the days of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Its sentiment grew out of how I felt when we were all being introduced to the term “lockdown.” It’s a lighthearted but sincere song about something in this day and age should not be taken for granted: your freedom.

If you like the video and the song, please share.

I Want To Be Free

I want to be free
Free like the wind
Free to go anywhere
Never a care
I want to be free
Free from the start
Free to the end
Start over again
You talk about plans, plans aren’t all they seem
I want to be free
and I want you with me.

You ask me how do you live like anything goes
Who really knows
anything goes

I want to be free
Free like a cat
Roaming the street
Find me a treat
I want to be free
Flying down a highway pass
Running free
’till I run out of gas
Forget travel plans, plans aren’t all they seem
I want to be free
and I want you with me.

You ask me how do you live like anything goes
Who really knows
anything goes

I want to be free like the wind
Free to go anywhere
Never a worry
Never a care
Free from the start
and free to the end
Free to start over and over again
Free like a cat that’s roaming the street
Strolling down an alley gonna find me a treat
Fly down a highway
’till I run out of gas
So forget those plans, plans aren’t all they seem
I want to be free
but I want you with me

Free like two waves in an endless sea
I want to be free
and I want you with me

Published by peterflaire

Aspiring jazzer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and indie producer releasing music with soul that speaks to the heart spoken through the language of jazz. You can find me at BandCamp, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple iTunes, and Deezer.

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