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Album: Wild Blessed Freedom (2011)
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  • After releasing their debut album, Coming to Terms, on Atlantic Records, L.A.-based rock quartet Carolina Liar's sophomore set Wild Blessed Freedom was self-released through RED. This anthemic tune is the first single from the record. Singer/guitarist Chad Wolf told Billboard magazine: "It's a song about coming to terms with the decision to start a new life. In a lot of ways, it's about where the band is now. We've parted ways with Atlantic and are now on our own and like any new adventure, it's something that's both daunting and exciting. We're looking forward to the journey."
  • Wolf told Alternative Addiction how this Max Martin produced tune came about: "The crazy thing with that song is it kind of came along and developed over time. Max discovered it and kept us working on the track," he explained. "It developed out of this idea that sometimes you just have to throw yourself into something completely and kind of drown in it to create something new. Basically what that song became was the theme of the whole record. That idea began to permeate every single thing that we did. It became the red thread for every track on the album."
  • The Kevin Adamson-directed music video finds the band drowned in paint as they perform the song. Wolf told AOL Music the clip was an enjoyable shoot. Said the frontman: "Believe it or not that was so much fun for everyone. It really didn't take too long - it was two hours at the most - and it was all shot at three times the speed of the song so we could create some slow motion. From the confetti and the paint, I would say it took a week to get all of that out!"
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