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February 2021

APRE's freedom songs playlist, feat. Confidence Man, Elton John, Foals and more

Catch the band at online festival Homeschool this May Bank Holiday weekend.
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Published: 3:37 pm, April 30, 2020
APRE's freedom songs playlist, feat. Confidence Man, Elton John, Foals and more

It feels a bit like we're never going to be able to leave the house again, dunnit? No more beers down the pub, or ice creams in the park. No more nearly getting into a fight at the reduced section in the supermarket. Do people have other hobbies? We can't even remember. Anyway, ahead of their set at Dork's online festy Homeschool next week, our pals Jules and Charlie from APRE have curated a playlist of songs that give them a feeling of freeedoooom. Whatever that is.

They explain: "Our favourite thing to write songs about is the feeling of being free, whether that be free to say what we like (or so we are led to believe), the people who strive to take freedom, or how we are free to be in love. Now, what better time is there to reminisce about freedom than now? This strange, unknown time will probably be the time in all our lives we were the least free to do what we want, so here is a playlist of songs we are listening to at the moment to make us feel free and happy, we hope you get the same feeling."

Jules's Side

England Dan & John Ford Coley - I’d Really Love To See You Tonight
This song makes me feel free whatever my mood! I keep imagining all the people who I would really love to see tonight (perhaps in a pub garden…).

The Soup Dragons - I’m Free

As I write this I’m struggling to not dance around my room like a lunatic. Enough said.

Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Again just try not to dance, it’s impossible. All about wanting everything now, a subtle reminder that we can have everything we want right now at any time in our western society!! I think we will appreciate this more than ever when lockdown ends. I swear they ripped off ABBA too.

Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis

This song feels like walking down a sunny seafront with an ice cream in one hand.

Confidence Man - Out The Window

They say the word sunshine probably 42 times in this song, which I see as reason enough to make me feel free. Oh and you can really dance to this. Starting to realise dancing makes me feel free.

Charlie's Side

Elton John - Rocket Man
The chorus in this song is a complete release of emotion! The lyrics are amazing and you genuinely feel like you're flying when listening to it.

Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle

The sampled riff that plays throughout this song makes it impossible to listen without moving. Also a top tune for running!

Coldplay - Viva la Vida

The choir vocal parts in this song are incredibly freeing and uplifting, also the energy you get from everyone singing these lines at a gig is indescribable.

Foals - Spanish Sahara

The journey this takes you on is immense, it builds and builds and drops you in this huge wall of sound.

Michael Gray - The Weekend

This song makes you want to move constantly its defo a song that makes you feel free and ready for the weekend after a hard long week.

APRE are taking part in new online festival Homeschool, which runs from 8th-10th May - visit for details.

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