I am a sucker for a good pop song and Natalia Kills is fast becoming one of my favorite new artists. To keep up with my addiction for everything yt and British, Kills fits both of those bills. “Free” is the 3rd single from her album Perfectionist which is currently out in the UK and Germany and features a thankfully minimal guest appearance from will.i.am.
I love this song for it’s strong pop melody and hook, but I also like the play on lyrics and the thought of how money can influence you. Lyrics such as “my wallet’s anorexic/can I pay my rent the next month” show you both the good and the bad of our consumer culture. The accompanying video is stylish and fun (unlike most of her videos which are usually much darker: see “Wonderland“) and captures the essence of the song – strange muscle flexing bit aside. What do we think?