Today’s song is “Linger (Cover)” by Freedom Fry.
The name “Freedom Fry” – a satire on French/US relations during the Iraq war- is well known to any frequent visitor of The Hype Machine. The French & American duo has racked up over 40 appearances on the music blog aggregator, including six Top 10s and two #1s. While independent, they’ve amassed 10 million combined plays on Spotify and SoundCloud, and received support across airwaves from radio tastemakers KCRW, KEXP, BBC Radio 2, Radio 6, SIRIUS XM, and beyond.
Freedom Fry’s music, which heavily bleeds the warmth and sunshine of their home state of California, skirts the lines between pop, folk and indie rock; always blended with danceable rhythms and a sing-a-long chorus. Catching the ears of music supervisors, they have licensed songs for more than 15 spots in the past year alone, including placements in Netflix’s new hit show “Love” (from Judd Apatow), in TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, and in high-profile ads from fashion brands Madewell and Lanvin.
Last year, when Belgian sensation Stromae took notice, he took Freedom Fry out to open the dates on his most recent west coast tour + Miami. Freedom Fry also recently toured the east coast with Communion Presents and played with other acts such as X Ambassadors, Phantogram, and French darlings Lilly Wood & The Prick. They’ve appeared at School Night in Los Angeles, Popscene in San Francisco, Club NME in London, Nuba in Paris, at Summit Series, and standout showcases at SXSW.
The band recently released their album Shaky Ground EP via Universal Music France and their own Caveman Arts Society label, this past year.
This is a cover from their favorite songs ever by the 90’s band the Cranberries. The band says, “It really has some of the most heartbreaking lyrics ever put to music. We tried to keep it bare so you could really feel the words. It’s something to hold you over until next year when we start releasing a lot of the new music we’ve been creating.”
Loving this track! The first time I heard it I was instantly stoked by their stripped down sound.