“Set It Free” By Wax Owls Sets a High Bar for Folk Music

Based out of Los Angeles, Indie folk trio Wax Owls debuts their first single “Set It Free”

“Set It Free” is an astoundingly powerful indie-folk song. Regardless of what your favorite genre is, there’s no way you can listen to “Set It Free” and not be a fan. The vocals are harmonized from the get go. That, combined with the intricate guitar fingering melody, and you’re ears are in heaven while listening. The guitar melody plays a critical part throughout the entire song but seems to fall back right before the chorus for an even bigger and momentous effect. The lyrics in “Set It Free” are deep and pull at our emotions while listening. This song truly has a lot of potential for a big impact.

Vocalist Gerry Hirschfeld says on the track, “I wrote the first draft of this song while in the process of moving from Chicago back to Los Angeles, my hometown. I was feeling nostalgic for the time I spent there, but was very ready to move back to the west coast since my depression hit a peak (or low point depending on how you look at it) while in Chicago. Once back in LA, a filmmaker friend, Jenny Lester, reached out saying that she needed a song for a key scene in her movie where the main character makes a difficult decision to move back to New York and to testify in court against her abuser. Jenny agreed that the nostalgic yet hopeful feel of ‘Set It Free’ fit the scene nicely, so I quickly recorded the song the very next weekend.”

Listen to this grand song below:

Written by Hunter Lake

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