If you’re wondering what the hell “Freer” is — don’t worry about it and get in line. Truth be told, it’s simply a word that Kali Masi vocalist/guitarist Sam Porter made up.
It’s likely not the last time this will happen, as he explains it’s something that he does when songwriting roadblocks come his way. Regardless of where it came from, “Freer” is the latest song to be released from Kali Masi’s upcoming album, [laughs], which is due out on March 26th via Take This to Heart Records.
Streaming everywhere today, “Freer” is a reflection on young suburban friendship, soured beneath the heat lamp of a city’s setting sun. “So much of the album is carved out by the pursuit of inner-freedom, inner-peace, how to escape, and what it is we’re escaping from,” Porter explains. “‘Freer’ is about holding ourselves accountable for our own states, regardless of how damaged, tired, or free we are.”
For the music video, which can be found below, Kali Masi shot it on the roof of Porter’s Chicago apartment at the end of summer 2020, and features a lot of fireworks being used. “We bought $100 worth of Indiana fireworks and used a rope to pull a bicycle up to the roof,” Sam says. “I love my neighbors, none of them called the cops.