‘Wild & Free (Play It Loud!)’ makes me want to squeal with pure joy. A collaborative effort, written and recorded by campers and the team of the Girls Rock School Northern Ireland Online Rock Camp, the song is a raucous, rocking slice of riot grrrl that shares the frustrations of life in lockdown.
True to the spirit of Girls Rock School, which aims to empower female-identifying and non-binary youth, ‘Wild & Free’ is a proper stormer. You can’t help but feel uplifted by the big, bouncy guitars and toe-tapping melody, but it’s the lyrics that are most irresistible: “We come together on Zoom,” they sing, “It turns into one big music room!”
Recorded on mobile phones without any fancy equipment, this song is a true labour of love. And, as well as inspiring others through the music, Girls Rock School NI are putting all proceeds from ‘Wild & Free’ towards future GRSNI camps, workshops and classes so they can inspire even more young people. Amazing!
Listen to and download ‘Wild & Free (Play It Loud!)’ via Bandcamp now.
Artwork by: Shimous