by Daniel Warren Hill
Charlottesville, Virginia-based music collective Free Union is led by Michael Coleman (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Rob Dunnenberger (drums), and features Carrie Coleman (vocals), Parker Hawkins (bass), and Tyler Hutcherson (keys). Their latest single, “Someone Like Me” has an energetic, uplifting vibe that gives us echoes of a Nile Rodgers production. The chorus lyrics deliver stark contrast between concepts of love with lines like, “We can’t give up. True love is closer than we think,” and “Maybe that’s why I think you can’t love someone like me.”
But the resounding theme of the song is not that love is complicated (because of course it always is), but rather that love doesn’t exist inside of a vacuum and requires a certain level of risk. “Someone Like Me” builds up the positive vibes needed to continue developing strong inclusive and diverse interpersonal global relationships. Because, after all, “It’s time to be free.”
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Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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