Today, Field Medic has released shared a new song titled “Let Freedom Ring 2.” Written in the wake of the white nationalist marches in Charlottesville and the events that unfolded in their aftermath, “Let Freedom Ring 2” reflects on the emboldening of open hatred in today’s social conversation. “The fact that white nationalists felt energized and justified in spreading hatred, and the president not even condemning them…” says Kevin Patrick who performs as Field Medic. “It’s scary to think about the increasingly bitter divisions between people in our country.” Listen here
“Let Freedom Ring 2” pays homage to the timeless folk songs of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie with its long-strummed chords and focused, repetitive rhyming. More stripped back than most Field Medic tracks with only guitar, a bit of tape hiss and loud vocals, the song’s message is front and center like so many of the issues affecting our lives on a daily basis.
All proceeds from sales and streams of “Let Freedom Ring 2” will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Additionally, Field Medic has announced a summer tour that includes dates with The Neighbourhood and Health.
4/6 – Denver, CO @ Odgen Theatre ^
4/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
4/9 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo ^
4/10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre ^
4/11 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom ^
6/12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs)
6/14 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
6/15 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
6/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ All Night Diner
6/18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^
6/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
6/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa ^
6/22 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall ^
6/23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall ^
6/25 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ^
6/26 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ^
6/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s ^
^ w/ The Neighbourhood & Health