Torii Wolf and DJ Premier are at it again. And this time, they’ve brought Macklemore and producer King of Chill.
Since their “1st” appearance together, Torii and Preemo haven’t missed — releasing a remix with Dilated Peoples, before following up with “Shadows Crawl” and it’s remix with Rapsody. Torii also linked up with araabMUZIK for her “Body” single (and matching video).
Taken off her upcoming Flow Riott album, the talented singer-songwriter calls on Macklemore to assist with the latest single, “Free.”
“‘Free’ is a special tune. It’s very relatable,” Torii told Complex. “True freedom comes from within; it’s the battle we face each day with our own identity. Having the confidence to be comfortable in our skin and with who we are; and being our true authentic selves. I find the content of someone else’s mind most attractive.
“Feeling free in my gender fluidity and the way I connect with other humans is vital to my being. To feel safe in outwardly expressing what it is that ignites a spark in me can be very challenging in the society we live in. However, it’s only harder when I try and resist it. It feels very important for me to lead by example in sharing with others how we are in control of our own destiny. To be in touch with ourselves in knowing what we want, who we are and what feels good is such a gift. 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.”
With DJ Premier on the scratches, the King of Chill-laced “Free” can be heard below. Check it out and hit iTunes at midnight to pre-order the album (getting you an instant download of the song).