“Charismatic Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Paul Freeman crafts hook-laden pop confections that balance the earnest soul-searching of adult alternative rock and the swagger and bravado of Brit-pop.”
–All Music Guide
“If there was any justice, Paul Freeman would be a household name.”
Justice, it seems, may be right around the corner for the Welsh-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Paul Freeman has enjoyed a recent buzz-worthy wave of critical and commercial success—a wave he now prepares to ride to new heights with the release of his first full-length album, Shotgun Skyline.
The album’s release is a breakthrough moment for Freeman, an artist who is no stranger to big moments. Freeman has toured the world and performed with a veritable “who’s who” of pop and rock music: James Blunt, Chris Cornell, Chris Isaac, Joe Cocker, Roger Daltry, Ron Wood, Todd Rundgren and Steve Winwood just to name a few. He’s played guitar on Blunt’s iconic recording of “You’re Beautiful,” written a 2017 Top-40 Billboard hit for Sleeping with Sirens, and has written songs covered by Robbie Williams, Meat Loaf, and Mark Owen of Take That. His co-writing credits include work with Deana Carter and Carol Bayer Sager.
This breakthrough moment however, is different than the others he’s experienced. This is the continuation of a new chapter for Freeman, one with him and his work up front and in the spotlight—a spotlight powered by his record deal with Merrill Artists (ECR Music Group/SONY) and by the authenticity and intimacy of the new music he’s written and recorded.
Shotgun Skyline‘s tracks range from intimate and vulnerable to spirited and anthemic. These songs were written during a time of reflection and nostalgia looking back at certain points during Freeman’s life. This album was created with gratitude, without regret, and still with deep excitement and hope for what is to come both personally and professionally in his life.
That special marriage of universality and uniqueness in Freeman’s writing is perhaps what is most celebrated—and welcomed—by both his fans and his contemporaries. For those familiar with Freeman’s work, or for those who are about to be, this new single and new chapter for the artist will not disappoint.
Shotgun Skyline is now out on all platforms on Merrill Artists.