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Another Timeless album from Home Free

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If you follow me on any of my socials, you know I have been fangirling over one particular country group since I found them earlier this year. Yes that’s right, the chick covered in tatts and piercings listens to country music *gasp*. What makes this group super special though is that they don’t play instruments. That’s right, those amazing beats and that bass you hear when you listen to Home Free come straight from the guys. Home Free is a country a cappella group based out of Minnesota, with members hailing from their home states of Texas, Alabama, and Georgia.

I first stumbled upon Home Free back in February while I was listening to Maren Morris’s hit track “My Church” while doing dishes. Next thing I know I hear the same lyrics, but with distinctive male voices. Needless to say, the dishes went unfinished as I spent the rest of the day listening to Home Free and doing what any fangirl would do.

No I don’t mean stalking, it’s called professional research! Fast forward to April and I attended my first ever country concert with Home Free in Greensboro, NC. I got to meet the guys (and didn’t have a panic attack, ten points to Cindy!) and spent some time with the mother in law. You can imagine my excitement when the guys announced they were releasing a new album toward the end of September. So at midnight on the 21st I opened my trusty Spotify app and let me tell you I wasn’t disappointed!

Timeless starts off with a studio rendition of “Life is a Highway” originally performed by Rascal Flatts. This track has been highly anticipated since the group first performed it on The Sing Off in 2013. We get a small hint of beat boxer Adam Rupp’s mad skills in the first few seconds of the track, along with tenor Rob Lundquist. The second track of the album titled “It Looks Good.” Written by bassist Tim Foust, he is able to show off his incredible vocal range before High tenor Austin Brown joins in. This track is incredible adorable, especially when the couple in question hit the dance floor and someone comments “I hope I don’t mess up your shoes.”

If you have listened to the radio anytime this summer you are familiar with Ed Sheeran and his latest album Divide. The guys instantly fell in love with one track in particular and decided to bring their own vibe to the hit. Home Free’s newest member Adam Chance takes the first lead for “Castle on The Hill.” This is the second time Chance has had a major part in a track that didn’t consist of backing vocals. The first being the Michael Ray cover of “Think a Little Less” which the guys covered in early April. Around two minutes and forty five seconds into the track, High Tenor Austin Brown shows us a quick sneak peek of just how high his voice can go.

“When You Walk In” is the fourth track of the album and this track is guaranteed to melt any girl’s heart (this girl is no exception). Brown takes the lead with this track and of course we can hear Chance and Foust, especially toward the end of the track bringing it to the end with bassy goodness.

The guys in Home Free have covered numerous tracks that fall well out of the genre of country, but they always seem to nail it. A perfect example of this would be the sixth track of Timeless. “In The Blood” originally performed by John Mayer. We received our second taste of Timeless when the music video for “In The Blood” was released on August 30th. Although the video has only been on Youtube for a little over three weeks it already has around 949,000 views! (Thanks Home Fries!)

Remember back in 2000 when the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Though” took us back into the deep south in the 1930’s as we tagged along with three escaped convicts searching for hidden treasure while evading the law, and becoming a radio sensation? If not, you need to watch that movie. For those of you who know what I’m talking about you’ll be happy to hear that Home Free did a cover of “Man of Constant Sorrow” that would make the Soggy Bottom Boys whoop with cheer! Rupp gets to shine even more during this track as he mimics what I’m assuming is a didgeridoo. Each member has a vocal part in this track which shows the strength of the group as a whole.

The ninth track “I Can’t Outrun You” slows down a considerate amount as Chance once again shows off his smooth baritone voice. As you can guess by the title this song is a sadder one, but that doesn’t take away from the tight harmonies the guys once again pull off.

If you have seen Home Free at any of their shows this year you know for a fact that their hips don’t lie. Especially when they perform their rendition of “Hillbilly Bone” originally performed by Trace Adkins, and Blake Shelton. Hillbilly Bone is also the latest music video the guys have released much to the fans enjoyment. Chance plays the adorable city slicker who is way out of his element as he parties with a southern crew, holds chickens, and experiences an outhouse for the first time. Bassist Foust has the lead on this track which has 312,766 views on Youtube in just a week! Our favorite part has to be the choreography when the group hits the chorus.

“Mayday” the twelfth track has been kept hidden from us until the Timeless release once again shows us that Brown has a range that most females can’t even hit. Toward the end of the track, Chance gets to show us that Foust isn’t the only one who can hit those low notes, which will literally give you chills.

The final two tracks on the album have been previously released. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban, and “My Church” by Maren Morris (my first Home Free Song!) were released as singles which helped to propel Home Free’s sound to the masses. Timeless is currently ranked as a Best Seller in the country music genre on Amazon Music, and gaining a lot of steam on the streaming service Spotify. If you haven’t experienced Home Free yet, or are just looking to expand you’re taste in music, I highly recommend this group of lovable, and incredibly talented guys! Make sure to check out Timeless and the rest of Home Free’s previous albums which are available in stores and digitally. Home Free has tour dates throughout the rest of the year and even into 2018 so don’t miss out on this one of a kind group!

 

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Born​ ​and​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​Winston​ ​Salem​ ​NC,​ ​Cindy​ ​is​ ​a​ ​professional​ ​taco​ ​enthusiast​ ​and​ ​proud Hufflepuff.​ ​Fangirl​ ​by​ ​day,​ ​and​ ​concert​ ​photojournalist​ ​by​ ​night,​ ​Cindy’s​ ​photography​ ​career started​ ​in​ ​2010​ ​when​ ​her​ ​fiance​ ​took​ ​her​ ​to​ ​her​ ​first​ ​local​ ​show.​ ​With​ ​a​ ​small​ ​Kodiak​ ​point​ ​and shoot​ ​in​ ​hand,​ ​she​ ​quickly​ ​fell​ ​in​ ​love​ ​with​ ​the​ ​local​ ​music​ ​scene​ ​and​ ​concert​ ​photography.​ ​With musical​ ​tastes​ ​varying​ ​from​ ​Acapella​ ​to​ ​Heavy​ ​Metal,​ ​there​ ​is​ ​no​ ​telling​ ​what​ ​you​ ​will​ ​hear blaring​ ​from​ ​her​ ​headphones​ ​from​ ​day​ ​to​ ​day.​ ​When​ ​she​ ​is​ ​not​ ​spending​ ​time​ ​with​ ​her​ ​family, friends,​ ​or​ ​furbabies,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​find​ ​Cindy​ ​with​ ​her​ ​nose​ ​buried​ ​in​ ​yet​ ​another​ ​book,​ ​binging​ ​Netflix with​ ​her​ ​bearded​ ​better​ ​half,​ ​or​ ​out​ ​and​ ​about​ ​at​ ​various​ ​shows.

6 Comments

  • acapellaluv

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    Thx for the awesome article!!..Excited!! ..The new album
    “TIMELESS” hit #2 Billboard Country Charts & #28 Overall Albums!! Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins both tweeted/looved “Hillbilly Bone”!! It’s no surprise, Meghan Trainor, Dan + Shay, Scotty McCreery, Shakira, etc all tweeted/loved Home Free’s versions of their songs!!..Can’t wait for their tour to hit my city! 🙂

  • Lori

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    What a great write-up, and boy these guys are talented! Listened to all 5 songs, and this is one of those rare times when I’m unable to pick a favorite. They’re all good. Thanks for sharing the love, Cindy!

  • Linda

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    What a great article, Cindy! Thank you! I have Ben following Home Free for 4 years. Every album and every song is beautiful and each member is so talented. I Love how they arrange their music to show each member’s talent. Tim shows his range from tenor to bass in “Mayday”. I had a difficult time as many did being able to detect Tim’s voice! I rarely like every song in a album, Home Free or Other’s. I have to say I Like or Love every song on this album. Thanks Home Free!

  • Jan Caracter

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    Cindy: Love your detailed review of Home Free and their impeccably awesome new album, TIMELESS! Looking forward to more of your well written reviews. If I didn’t already love Home Free, I would definitely be looking them up after reading your article. Thank you!

  • Lisa

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    Great review! You need to go back and listen to MAYDAY again. That is not Austin singing lead……… (drum roll) that is Tim!!!!!
    Talk about range!!!!!

  • Kathy

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    What a great review of the Timeless album! I love this album and I believe it is their best one yet! Thank you for your wonderful article…their albums are fantastic but seeing them in person is mind blowing!!!

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