- 10 May 19
The song is in collaboration with Irish artists Aminah and Khan and marks Side 4 Collective's fourth single from their upcoming album We Burn Bright.
Side 4 Collective have released a song in collaboration with musicians Aminah and Khan. The song, entitled ‘Freedom Will Come,’ marks the fourth released single from Side 4 Collective’s upcoming record We Burn Bright.
Founded by Kila/Josh Ritter drummer Dave Hingerty, formerly of Glen Hansard's band The Frames, Side 4 Collective’s previous three singles feature a wide variety of artists. From ‘The Flood’ featuring Adam Marcello and Bell X1’s Paul Noonan to ‘Sand and Sails’ featuring indie artist Farah Elle to ‘Cold Front’ featuring singer-songwriter Carol Keogh, the songs shift genre whilst maintaining a consistently inventive spirit.
With drummer Hingerty as the linchpin, this collective comes together and writes around a base of percussion “like throwing paint on canvas,” as Pete Townsend once described.
The album in full will include collaborations with Josh Ritter, Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney/Fatima Mansions), Adrian Crowley, Robbie Malone (David Gray), Joe Chester and more.
‘Freedom Will Come,’ a smooth track with a reggae feel inspired by the struggles faced by refugee women, centres up-and-coming artists Aminah on vocals and Khan on guitar.
Aminah Dastan, who leads the Dublin band Madu alongside her brother Salim, is an Irish-Malaysian singer making a name for herself at soundsystem events like Damai Soundsystem.
Khan, otherwise known as Con O’Laoghaire, is perhaps best known for his songwriting credits, which include Natural Wild’s hit tune ‘Hot & Sexable.’
The pair said of the collaboration, “Contemporary music often fails to resonate with the true nature of the time we live in and is often just ubiquitous window dressing. Resistance to this beige blight is strong…Side 4 issued a challenge: Collaborate with intent. ‘Freedom Will Come’ is our answer to that call. We have tried to engage with, each other, our fellow musicians and most importantly, you the listener, with true purpose.”
The song also features Ruth Kennington on piano and Sista Manu on bass and backup vocals.
Watch the video for ‘Freedom Will Come’ below. The song can be streamed and downloaded here.