Renegade Station Talks Latest Single “Free Free Free”

Kat Harlton

Alberta’s Renegade Station has embarked on a dynamic musical journey that sees the talented quartet elevating their already impressive reputation for creative excellence and superior showmanship to new heights. 

They’ve shared the stage with a who’s who of Canadian and international country music luminaries, from George Canyon and Carolyn Dawn Johnson, to David Lee Murphy, Emerson Drive,  Bobby Wills and Trooper.

We had an opportunity to chat with the band about their recently released single “Free Free Free“, what they hope fans connect with on the track and what’s next.

Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your latest single “Free Free Free”?  

Renegade Station: When we first heard the song, it wasn’t the same version as what you hear from us… It was a single artist doing the demo and the music was a little simpler… But, the feeling and the message was incredible. We knew that when we formatted it as a duet and with our Renegade Station harmonies, it would be magical. The refrain “The Best Things In Life Are Free” struck an immediate chord with all of us and in our last year, with COVID, isolation and social uncertainty, it has taken on a whole new meaning.

Kat: What do you hope fans take from the track?  

Renegade Station: A lot of our fans have had to backstep this past year; socially, financially, and mentally… It’s a whole new mindset out there… You realize what the really important things are in your life when you’re plunged into change, the way we have been this past year. The most precious things you can have don’t necessarily have to be physical… they can be feelings or memories too!!  Happiness and love are as valuable as material things.

Kat: What do you find is the most challenging part of your creative process? 

When Renegade Station approaches a new song or project, it’s very important to us that we all have input. Our team of management, musicians, producers and family have all helped shape and guide our careers. Through them, we’ve managed to create music, at the highest possible level, while still being true to who we are as individuals. Fortunately, we’ve been making music, for some time now, that intuitively compliments each other. It really makes the creative development of our work not seem like work at all…  

Kat: What has been a career highlight for you so far? What have you learned along the way?  

Summer of 2019 was pretty awesome for us. We were still riding the high of winning Country Music Alberta’s Song of the Year for “Who’s Gonna Love Me Tonight” and were asked to play shows with Kip Moore and Doc Walker, following our yearly tenure at Calgary Stampede. Between those events, it’s been pretty hard to decide a favorite… Playing on stages in front of thousands can be quite a rush!!

Kat: What’s next?  

We continue to make music however we can. It’s been a challenge, this past year, to collaborate in the fashion we used to but you can’t stop us from performing. Hopefully, restrictions regarding live performances are able to be lifted soon and we can go back to doing what we do best – entertaining live crowds, touring across the world, meeting new people and making new fans!!

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