Eclectic Los Angeles band Dustbowl Revival have released the title track to their forthcoming digital EP, Set Me Free (out October 28th via Antifragile Music). A funk-inspired riff opens “Set Me Free” before the burst of horns that lead into a thick, sustained groove. Watch the spirited new video HERE.
The post-COVID track serves as a cathartic release following the recent uncertain times. “When the pandemic put a vice-grip around the planet’s neck in 2020, it became hard to know how to process all the loss and fear as a band and as songwriters,” says bandleader Z. Lupetin. “This song was the first experiment with our energized lineup that made it through the years of uncertainty and has become our closer; a New-Orleans-funk-meets Pink Floyd cry to not wait for a higher power (God? Political parties? Corporations?) to save us, but instead to rely on each other to dig us out of the darkness.”
Set Me Free finds Dustbowl Revival recharged with a new outlook and new lineup featuring Z. Lupetin (vocals/guitar), Josh Heffernan (drums/percussion), and Lashon Halley (vocals) with the help of Ulf Bjorlin (trombone), Stephen Musselman (guitar/pedal steel), Yosmel Montejo (bass), and Leider Chapotin (trumpet).
Last week, No Depression posted the personal and compelling essay written by Lupetin that documents the harrowing experience in which he almost lost his wife following the birth of their daughter July, and the uncertainty that followed for weeks after. The events inspired the intimate and revealing song “Be (For July).” Read the essay and watch the touching video at No Depression.
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The track will appear on Dustbowl Revival’s forthcoming digital EP, Set Me Free (out on October 28th via AntiFragile Music)
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