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Andrew Masseurs - Single/Video Review: Set Me Free

10 Apr 2019 // A review by Jacquie Walters

Set Me Free is the first single from Andrew Masseurs' upcoming album Traveller in the Sky, and it’s a real ripper. Masseurs’ vocals are completely on point and the driving beat of the track sets the perfect pace. It’s a song about the ability to be oneself and in my opinion it’s some of Masseurs’ best work.


The video of the track stars Andrew’s daughter Lily Masseurs, directed and edited by Andrew himself. It’s a simple yet powerfully effective concept – Lily facing the camera for the most part lip synching the vocals while tied to a tree and struggling against the rope that holds her captive. The jarring juxtaposition of male vocal and young female face is very effective and Lily’s facial and physical commitment to her role is utterly compelling.


Set Me Free is a cri de coeur that works for both its middle-aged author and the young star of the video – what better way to illustrate its broad appeal, both as a track and as a video.


Great stuff from a very fine singer and songwriter.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Andrew Masseurs

Andrew Masseurs is a solo musician from Wellington, New Zealand.
Andrew was lead singer for the New Zealand band Ammp. Creating an album From The Back Of The Sun, with 9 singles and EP This Chaotic Symphony.

Andrew was in the 2005 TV2 Play it Strange Documentary Songstar with Mathew Powell featuring their song All I Wanted. Ammp received NZ On Air grants for songs All I Wanted and Ironman and a NZ On Air rebate for Go for Radio Play. Ironman was part of the New Zealand Olympic Challenge official Play it Strange CD 2011. Ammp's song Go was synced in a Vodafone TV Advert and the song Don’t Leave Me Here was in the TV Series Go Girls. Ammp’s songs Let The Sunlight In, Sgt Mayhem and Rabid Creature made the semi finals of the International Songwriting Competition 2011, 2013.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Andrew Masseurs

Releases

Traveller In The Sky
Year: 2019
Type: Album
Origins
Year: 2018
Type: Album

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