The Freight – Found (2021)

Following their well-received single ‘Try My On’, The Freight is hitting the airwaves with their exciting single ‘Found’. Fusing elements of old-school rock, blues-rock and post-punk, the US-based five-piece add a contemporary edge to their vintage style. With strong reminiscence to The Police, Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd, The Freight has a catchy, retro feel but with some insightful modern-day twinges. The latest addition to their discography is the single ‘Found’.

Following their well-received single ‘Show Me’, ‘Found’ has a heavier, more intense flavour to the mix. Once again Adam Tiro’s vocals merge effortlessly with the flowing instrumentation, but there seems to be a more subdued rhythm as compared to the upbeat ‘Show Me’. The powerful guitars and keys certainly carry one along a smooth lake of music, but the pounding drums enhance the turbulence beneath the water with catchy crescendos. It is this combination of smooth and speedy that makes a rock and roll rollercoaster….though you don’t get sick on this one.

While Tiro’s vocals are in the line of Robert Plant, he retains a uniqueness that is distinctive to The Freight. A horseness belies the rich, bold tone and timbre adding an engaging quality to the song. I would say there is a sense of humanity, but it doesn’t quite sound right. I suppose the vocals and instrumentation combine to exude raw honesty and heartfeltness in the music. It really just makes my hair stand on end while tapping my toe.

Moving, provocative and emotional, ‘Found’ is a kaleidoscopic soundscape for those pining for vintage 70s-rock. I grew up listening to this type of music, but The Freight can easily persuade new ears to take a turn towards the sound of the 70s.

For more from The Freight check out their official website, Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

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