Born Free, Melbourne hardcore outfit signed to Resist Records, are back! Born Free recently returned on the scene with ‘Blinded’, the first hint of new music after a few years away from the limelight. Today the band unleash the second single, ‘Wasted’, cut straight from the forthcoming self-titled album available for pre-order now at https://shop.resistrecords.com/collections/pre-orders!
‘Wasted’ packs a punch at 2 and a half minutes long and wastes no time diving straight in with a heavy hitting drum beat that leads the way for the driving guitar riffs that provide the backbone for this solid second offering. Vocalist Nathan explains “…the track is a reflection on cause and effect and no matter what, real change comes from within.”
Lyrically, Nathan has strived to vent about the destruction of the planet, internal anguish and a personal take of life, death and everything in between and aimed to create a more dynamic and matured sound for the upcoming self-titled album.
The new album was recorded in Winter 2018 at Black Lodge Studios (old three phase studio) in Brunswick, Melbourne with Mike Deslandes (from Melbourne’s blackened Rock ‘N’ Roll outfit High Tension). The new record is the first from the band to feature new member Josh Manitta (Carpathian, Warbrain) – who has brought on a more layered and melodic style to their previous 2015 album Sorrow, and is a natural progression musically from their Upon my Head tape, released in 2017. The band has further utilised vocalist Nathan’s clean singing, while also creating what is their heaviest album to date, yet more structured and more melodic.
Born Free have done some notable tours in their 6 years of proudly representing Melbourne hardcore throughout the land, with bands like Turnstile, Expire, Blacklisted and Miles Away, as well as notorious/memorable shows with standout hardcore acts Bane, Rival Mob, Mindsnare, Endless Heights and Break the Ice.
The band have more recently played less to really focus on writing and recording – but are excited to get on the road and show what Born Free is in 2019!