'Free' is out now!
Queensland based duo, Route 33, recently released their new single, Free. Written by Jock Barnes and Trent McArdle in celebration of Jock’s wedding to his wife, Bronte, Free is a beautiful, old school sounding track about taking in the little things and stopping to smell the roses.
The music video, which today premieres exclusively on Countrytown, chronicles Jock's wedding to his long-term partner in early 2022.
Jock says, "My life has always had two important parts, family and music. So, when the opportunity came up for us to put the two together, for such an important day, we jumped at it. I'm incredibly lucky to have something so special to commemorate our wedding.”
Free follows their 2021 singles Troublemaker, She Knows What She’s Doing and Quarter Past You.
Growing up in Kingaroy, and on the Sunshine Coast, the duo – Jock and Trent – met through the sporting field over a decade ago. Renowned for their action-packed performances, they’ve become a fan-favourite and are always in hot demand on the festival circuit.
Since their first single release in November 2016, Route 33 have been featured on line-ups including CMC Rocks, Tamworth CMF, Gympie Music Muster and Groundwater CMF. It is always a party when these guys hit the stage, at venues big or small, you can’t avoid their energy and connection with the crowd. You catch Route 33 live when they take the stage at Savannah In The Round this October as well as a number of dates until the end of the year.
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Following their debut album, The Switch, they released Coro Drive in 2019. The album proved to be an outstanding collection of modern country-pop tracks, drawing influence from artists and genres that the pair grew up on. One listen and you feel that country music for Jock, and 90’s rock for Trent, resonating through the speakers.
The album raised the bar on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart, seeing the band achieve a #1 chart position on release. The record attracted heavyweight industry names like Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) for a duet, Mark Williams (Dragon) on backing vocals as well as musicians from Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts bands rounding out an impressive release.
Watch the video below!
Keep up to date with Route 33 via their Facebook page here.