Single Review: Dido – ‘No Freedom’2 min read
Dido is slowly edging toward the release of Girl Who Got Away, the fourth album to join her previous studio efforts – No Angel (1999), Life For Rent (2003) and Safe Trip Home (2008). The first single to be released from the new album was the Kendrick Lemar collaboration, Let Us Move On and along with the song we were able to get a sample of what’s to be expected from the upcoming long player.
The second single from Girl Who Got Away landed this week in the form of No Freedom and it proves to be quite a neat follow up a week ahead of its parent album being unleashed.
We got to hear the album in its entirety this week and we are fairly confident in saying that No Freedom is one of the tightest inclusions on the record and certainly indicative of the rest of the collection in terms of Dido’s direction and style these days.
The steel string guitar that opens up the track gives the number an instant rawness while Dido performs the track with conviction and a genuine longing resonating in her vocals. The chorus, though slightly repetitive, provides a hook to the track that is lasting and infectious while the instrumentation of the number flows subtly behind the singer. The mid-tempo pace of No Freedom is familiar ground for the musician – her catalogue is built solidly on a balladic foundation – but with the songs charming accented vocals and intelligent lyrics it keeps us engaged and intrigued during its 3-minute duration.
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