Torii Wolf + DJ Premier Encourage Audiophiles To Be “Free” In New Single
Torii Wolf has emerged onto the game like a bastion of bright light. Her collaboration with DJ Premier lets the world know the truth is back upon us.
Imbued with a sultry voice, range and a musicality that sets her apart from her counterparts, Torii Wolf has set the music scene ablaze with her otherworldly talent. A singer-songwriter who has already been featured around the World Wide Web from Mass Appeal to us here @Okayplayer, Torii has enjoyed a rise unparalleled. We’re excited to share this song with you from the Wantagh, New York native who has shunned categories, genres and convention on her new single, “Free”.
Produced by the iconic DJ Premier, this openly soulful track finds Torii Wolf unleashing her Flow Riiot on the audio-loving masses. Anthemic and rebel-rousing, “Free” tackles the battle that we as humans face every day and serves as a reminder that our freedom comes from within. Featuring Macklemore, who makes the lone guest appearance on the Preemo executive produced album, the song is an important addition to one’s revolution playlist.
“When we had our first meeting to compile which songs were going to make the album, King Of Chill plays this track that I hadn’t heard,” DJ Premier said to Complex in an interview. “It was only a beat and Torii was singing a line from The Police’s ‘Voices Inside My Head.’ We removed the hook because I wanted to scratch on it. Torii came back to the studio, wrote and recorded her vocals and she decided to call it ‘Free’. I was instantly hooked on this being one of the single releases from the album.”
Topics such as self-identity, gender fluidity and being one’s authentic selves are touched upon in “Free,” which you can listen to below. “To be in touch with ourselves in knowing what we want, who we are and what feels good is such a gift,” Torii said in a released statement. “It radiates and it is very liberating. Allowing your spirit to shine can be contagious and that freedom from within is the light that we all need.”
Listen to “Free” featuring Macklemore and DJ Premier below, and circle Sept. 29 as the date of release for Torii Wolf’s solo debut, Flow Riiot.