Vrij [Free] is the first solo single from Femke since her entry for JESC in 2011. It tells the story of a friend of Femke‘s who is transgender, Femke wrote this song after watching her friend’s transition on social media, she handles the issues with the utmost sensitivity and sends a message for all people who are struggling with their identity that they are not alone. The song starts out exploring the feelings of discomfort, the struggle to find identity, and ends the long transition with Freedom. It is a haunting song that grabs you from the first note and holds until the last. Femke sings with great skill and emotion that tells the story without words, complementing the lyrics. The video compliments the song with an artistic, minimalist performance combining dance and theatrical skills that combines perfectly with the other 2 lines to give the story a strength that is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
You can buy Vrij on iTunes.
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