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Are you getting over a bad breakup? We have a feeling that you may identify with Ilana Armida's new song, "Sweet Freedom." TWIST is happy to exclusively premiere your first-listen to the single, and have the singer tell you a little bit about the motivation behind her song.
"The melody for sweet freedom came to me while I was driving," Ilana explains about the track. "I had just gotten out of a long term relationship and realized for the first time that I had no one to answer to and no one to hold me back."
"I literally burst into the chorus melody 'Sweet Freedom' I pulled out my phone (which I don't recommend while driving) and recorded the melody in a voice note," Ilana adds. "When I got home, I sat down in my room and finished the entire song with no musical accompaniment. I few weeks later I sang the song a capella for my producer Josh Holiday, who formed the music around it. I recorded the song in my home studio. The song talks about me finally putting my foot down and deciding to live for myself and leave my ex in the past."
Ilana will be dropping her debut EP Iridescent Flower Child on January 13, 2017.
Make sure to take a listen to Ilana's song in the Soundcloud player above, and let us know your thoughts on the track by commenting below!