Label: Sony Music Entertainment, RCA Records
Lyrics: Dido Armstrong, Rick Nowels
‘No Freedom’ is a song by English singer-songwriter Dido from her fourth studio album ‘Girl Who Got Away.’ The song has peaked to number 51 on the UK Singles Chart, the song has also charted in Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.
One of the UK’s biggest musical talents is back – after almost five years – and, once again, she sings about love and passion as she follows the same formula of her past releases, with the acoustics on a low-tempo and the lyrics with a tint of pain and melancholy in them.
Though this one doesn’t really hook you on its listen, it surely takes its time to get to you. Listen to it over and over and you understand the depth of the lyrics, the essence of the song and where it all leads to. The song has a hint of sadness and serenity at the same time, something difficult to project in a single song. Dido’s voice is a something to die for; a voice so serene and tranquil is always a delight to listen to.
Compared to her previous works’, like the ‘White Flag’ or even ‘Life for Rent’ for that matter, this particular track’s a little weak on the deliverance part. The track lacks the X-factor that was associated with her previous tracks. A good attempt for a come-back for definitely could have been when it comes to certain elements of the song, which are a tad difficult to point, the acoustics probably?
Despite the teensy shortcomings the song is amazing in its own way. It does reach out to that sensitive side of yours and does manage to stay there if at all you manage to interpret the lyrics, that is.
Album verdict: A decent attempt