Los Angeles’ French/American indie folk pop husband and wife duo Freedom Fry – comprised of Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll – have been very, very busy. They’ve captured the hearts of many over at The Hype Machine, nabbing over forty appearances, six top ten spots, and two tracks at the coveted #1. Not only that, but they have placed songs for over twenty spots, including Grey’s Anatomy and Love. They did stunningly well opening for Stromae last year, and have played alongside many other incredible acts, honing their skill along the way. We’ve got the premiere of their latest work, a single called “Shaky Ground“.
“We wrote this song after getting really inspired by watching a Simon & Garfunkel documentary,” the admit, “so it’s always kind of worked in a more stripped down, folk direction. The last time we were in France we wound up in the studio of our European label, Polydor, and recorded this version of it there.”
The track itself is simple, with minimal instrumentals, the reverb off the vocals bringing it into a dreamlike state. The song addresses not wanting to leave alone, which is a highly relatable track. They go on to discuss how life is built on shaky ground, and highlight how basically everything is done by chance. “Shaky Ground” makes you want to take a chance. Bruce and Marie’s voices blend extraordinarily well together, and we don’t even mind the “na na na, hey hey”s that find their way woven between the narrative of this track. This song makes us feel alive, like we’re floating.
The acoustic video is transfixing as well. Check it out!