Free Nationals

Free Nationals

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Black vinyl pressing

About:

Best known for being Anderson .Paak’s live band The Free Nationals have toured the world meeting countless artists who inspire them. While the amount of all the contemporary musicians who inspire them would take an anthology of box sets, they boiled it down to a handful to include on the album, all of whom lend their talents in spreading the funk. Free Nationals means The first people of America, Indigenous to the land before Columbus came. Staying Indigenous to the funk, The Free Nationals wanted to tribute their inspirations such as Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, and Al Green by incorporating musicianship while pioneering musical euphoria for a new generation.

The album features friends they’ve met along their musical journey including the late Mac Miller, Syd, Anderson .Paak, Kali Uchis, T.I., JID, Westside Gunn, Conway, Chronixx, Daniel Caesar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA, Benny Sings, Callum Connor, T. Nava and Joyce Wrice. This pressing sees the album pressed on 180g Black Vinyl for the first time.

Key Selling:

o Backing band for GRAMMY Winning artist, Anderson. Paak

o Album features: Daniel Caesar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kali Uchis, Mac Miller, Syd (of the internet), T.I., JID, Chronixx, Westside Gunn, Conway, Joyce Wrice, and more.

o Beauty & Essex single – 73M+ streams on Spotify

o TIME single – 80M+ streams on Spotify

o On Sight single – 19M+ Streams on Spotify

o Eternal Light – 56M streams on Spotify

o Shibuya – 14M streams on Spotify

o Beauty & Essex Video – 11M Views

o Consistently on tour and performing tracks with Anderson .Paak

o Artwork by Robert Beatty

Key Marketing:

o The band has placements on Spotify’s Soul Lounge (830k likes) & Morning Rhythm playlists (320k likes)

o Digital ad campaign on Instagram, Facebook, Google

o Performed on NPR Tiny Desk in 2020

o A documentary focusing on the band was released in 2020

o The band will be performing with Red Hot Chili Peppers on select European dates in summer 2022

o Free Nationals will be supporting the release on social media

o Pressed on 180g Black Vinyl for the first time

Tracklist:

A1/1. Obituaries (feat. Shafiq Husayn)

A2/2. Beauty & Essex (w/ Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

A3/3. On Sight (w/ JID, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA)

B1/4. Shibuya (w/ Syd)

B2/5. Apartment (feat. Benny Sings)

B3/6. Gidget (feat. Anderson .Paak)

C1/7. Rene (feat. Callum Connor)

C2/8. Time (w/ Kali Uchis & Mac Miller)

C3/9. Cut Me A Break (feat T.I.)

C4/10. Eternal Light (feat. Chronixx)

D1/11. Oslo (feat. Callum Connor & T. Nava)

D2/12. Lester Diamond

D3/13. The Rivington (feat. Conway, Westside Gunn, Joyce Wrice)

Weight400 g
Artist

Title

Free Nationals

Label

Catalog #

ERE809

Release Format

Vinyl

Release Type

Album

Format Description

2 x LP

Release Date

February 24, 2023

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