LA-based skate punk quartet FIDLAR have just released their third album Almost Free. Taking three years to work on the record, the band was able to explore uncharted creative territory and expand their sound beyond what fans have come to expect.
“A lot of the vibe was, ‘Well, why can’t we do that? Why can’t we have horns? Why can’t we have key changes? Why can’t we have a harmonica loop?’,” said lead singer/guitarist Zac Carper. “It was about taking the ceiling off. Having it be limitless. Ain’t no rules.” Elvis added “Almost Free feels like a step forward for us in a lot of ways. We tried to be true to ourselves and let the music come out naturally, without fear of how people would receive it.”
But Almost Free still showcases FIDLAR’s raw lyricism, confronting the pitfalls and discomforts of modern life like the quest for escapism on “Alcohol”, or the endless quest of seeking fulfillment through external, superficial trappings on “Can’t You See.”