The Freight’s Powerful Anti-Ballad “Fly On”

The Freight's Powerful Anti-Ballad "Fly On" 1

The Freight is a Rock & Roll band comprised of five veterans of Boston’s legendary music scene. The group made their debut in 2020 with the single “Show Me.” Since then the band has released a steady string of singles. Regular readers of The Static Dive are well acquainted with the New England rockers and their eclectic style. Their songs range in style from the houserockin’ blues of “Fish & a Bike” to the retro Van Halen style synth Pop/Rock of “Found.”

“Fly On” is the latest single from The Freight, released worldwide to all major streaming services on June 1, 2021. Once again we find the talented quintet expanding the boundaries of their sound. The new single is an emotionally powerful sonically sophisticated anti-ballad in which lead singer, guitarist and songwriter bids farewell to a manipulative woman who has kept him in the friend zone for too long.

Musically the track is a slow and cinematic build that brings to mind classic ‘Joshua Tree” era U2. “Fly On” opens with the singer accompanied by a lush, ambient backing track of keys (Greg Tragellis) and guitar. As the tune progresses through the first two verses the mix expands to include strings, anthemic percussion (Marc Loverin, John Marinilli) and some really beautiful, melodic bass playing (Stephen Anderson). In the bridge Tiro delivers arena-worthy lead guitar as he trades bars with an equally moving violin solo. 

Check out the video for “Fly On” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below the video to connect with The Freight. Get on their socials, follow their profiles and enjoy the ride as this deeply talented and versatile band continues their impressive Rock & Roll journey.

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