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Lay Low with Lou Doillon

I knew I was going to like Lou Doillon’s LP, ‘Lay Low’ from the moment her fingers delicately set the mood from the sound of the keys in opening track, ‘Left Behind.’

It is apparent that we have been left behind at Fresh Independence because we were not familiar with the success of Parisian Lou’s previous LP, ‘Places’ selling over three-hundred thousand copies worldwide.

LAY LOW AVAILABLE NOW

I don’t dare to compare, but upon first thought, it was a refreshing version of Adele meets Regina Spektor and Sia.

The ambience of the mind provokes a dim room overlooking the city lights with a glass of wine as the record player cues your new favourite album of repetitive measure.

Lou Dillon is a free flowing taste of sultry jazz and sweet afterthoughts.

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The Simpson Brother’s Album Release Gig

Ahm, being a small town girl, it was not until as of late I have been discovering the East side of Vancouver.

Last night brought me to the cusp of Chinatown, a dive bar, ‘The Cobalt’

I remember attending Canucks Hockey Games as a child and as we left town my wide eyes of wonder would stare at The Cobalt as if it was the scariest place in town.

Give it a decade and my black ankle boots were one with the pavement, a flick of the wrist, STAMP, I was in.

The venue has an intimate Greenwich Village ambience sure to keep em’ coming back for more.

Simpson Bros

Nostalgia, innocence, and venue analyzation aside, my friends told me about local band, ‘The Simpson Brothers,’ twins celebrating their album release and birthday.

Vancouver is at a bit of a lull in the music department, but it was with The Simpson Brother’s a soulful pop was rediscovered. There is nothing like a fully loaded band, yes that is music, but old melded with new and filled a missing piece.

 Just as St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Paolo Nutini bring the funk, The Simpson Brothers are a contender; delivering a solid gig to a revived scene.

Latest Album, ‘Heavy Scars’ Available Now

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ANA FREE- Portugal, London, LA

“Ana Free’s true zest for life and sympathetic heart, light the night to a new found soul with style and sass.”– Fresh Independence

Hailing from Portugal, finding roots in London, and currently exploring Los Angeles, Ana Free brought herself to life through the universal sensation YouTube.

It is apparent that songwriting runs through Ana Free’s veins, “I’m a songwriter at heart. The fact that I can sing is just an added bonus for what I love doing which is writing and coming up with ways to say what I feel and get it out. It’s a real therapy for me. I feel like no important chapter of my life is ever really closed or understood until I’ve “written” it out of my system.” She will fill you up and keep you real so come on and take a Free ride:

Learn more about Ana Free as we played twenty questions with her from one of our favorite places: Playa Del Carmen, MEXICO.

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