New Music Review: “Born Free” by Ten Eighty Trees

On 5th February 2021, rock music UK band Ten Eighty Trees released the single “Born Free.” Described by the band as “a no nonsense shot of taught rock riffery to the senses,” this new music is sure to be a crowd pleaser. 

At the beginning of the song, listeners will hear an electric guitar soar over the drums. Eventually, the electric guitar and drums are joined by a bass guitar, followed by the vocals. The electric guitar is certainly the most prominent piece of the instrumental. At the same time, the steady drum melody is a welcome addition, and the bass guitar complements both of them well. 

Lyrically, “Born Free” opens with “Raise the dead, and tell them what they’ve missed.” Given its broadness, this opening line allows listeners to wonder what exactly the rest of the song will be about. The meaning gets clearer in the chorus, with the refrain consisting of the line “There’s a plan laid out for me/We were never born free.” This can be seen as either comforting or frightening, depending on one’s perspective, but everyone can agree it is thought-provoking. Through it, Ten Eighty Trees demonstrates an ability to create lyrically complex songs that make listeners think. 

Ten Eighty Trees is comprised of Nathan Newton (vocals & guitar), Lewis Glaholm (bass & vocals), and Michael Mather (drums). “Born Free” can be listened to on Soundcloud, and is embedded into this webpage: https://www.decentmusicpr.com/teneightytrees

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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