Steve Angello debuts visual for “Freedom” ft. Pusha T
Following the exceptional release of ACT I – Genesis, with its hard-hitting double-sided EP, including 2 singles featuring Paul Meany (Breaking Kind), of highly intelligent alternative rock group Mutemath, and world-renowned evangelical preacher T.D. Jakes (Rejoice), Swedish super producer and DJ Steve Angello continues to reinforce the theme set forward both on an audio and visual level on ACT II – Inferno, with a new single titled Freedom, which features American rapper Pusha T. While Angello has certainly made a bold move forward, symbolizing a sort of reintroduction to dance music, not only with regards to the music he makes, but also the changes he has gone through on a personal level, his newfound musical direction screams volumes about his musical influence.
‘Freedom’ continues to solidify a new sound for Steve Angello, somewhat reminiscent of the French techno/electro made famous by acts like Gesaffelstein and Justice, featuring a grindingly aggressive bassline on top of the type of drum rhythm that gives you that lip biting feeling. Pusha T’s politically motivated lyrics, with repeating chants of “America’s ours” keeps the listener intrigued. The video’s visual narrative is brought across beautifully through the direction of Swedish creative director Alexander Wessely, who leaves fans with a mysterious “crime” left unsolved. The visual masterpiece has already been received with open arms by fans and critics alike, with social media reactions being overwhelmingly positive. With at least one more EP titled ACT III – Paradiso still to be released, Steve Angello will certainly keep fans entertained and in awe for some time to come.
Angello’s unorthodox digital approach continues with this release, kicking off the premiere on Twitter for his most loyal fans, offering a “Tweet To Unlock” social initiative that rewards fans by allowing them to see the video before it’s official release, re-affirming Angello’s commitment to putting his fans first.
Watch the visual masterpiece below.