The EP Be Free by Corelix is emotional while pulling at your heart. The title song “Be Free” is inspirational in a number of ways. The lyrics “Battling the clocks, to be put in a box" are words I think we can all relate to. An unnatural rhythm can dictate so much of our life to human existence. This song exemplifies our innate need to feel free. This song is beautifully dotted with starry, dusty drums and an acoustic guitar. There is a part of the song where the organ is brought in. It brings a bell like sound to the song resembling a tapping on a crystal cavern with a fork. A male and female sing together bringing the feminine and masculine energy to the song. The main singers voice is a bit nasally and unique while the woman’s voice is choir/gospel like. The conjunction of the two meeting in this album is definitely a treat.
The next song “Cadence of Roman” feels like an ode to candelabra. I imagine many dripping lit candelabras and crushed red velvet walls. The female vocalist reveals her soul and it is magical. The lyrics are stunning and cut deep. This song is a wound that is felt within all of us that is brought to surface.
It makes the listener feel vulnerable and susceptible to perhaps even shedding a couple of tears. If I was in a small club with this one, I don’t know if I would make it out of there with a dry face. Subtle hints of brassy horns, are just enough to bring an uplifting energy to the otherwise deeply set underworldly vibe. “Cadence of Roman” feels like something you would want to have with a rare steak and a glass of red wine on a winter night. It’s powerful, primal and magical.
The next song” Live Today” is unlike any other song on the EP. The main male vocalist sounds almost like Gene Ween from the band Ween. The slight hand of bass mixed in with the dusty drums sit in the front of the song. The lyrics are deep. He sings “ Everyday is very much the same. Tell myself to break away. Forget the past and live today. All is broken. Everything is in pieces. All I had was just a dream.“ I think it is very human and brave to bring these thoughts that we all have cycling in our heads on a daily basis to the surface. The song breaks into a surf/garage rock,Pixies vibe toward the end, which feels like a great release and explosion of this suppression.
Overall, Be Free is eclectic, the content is deep and important, and all of the instrumentals are on point. I think the vocalists are very enjoyable and left me wanting more. Recommended.
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