Set Me Free
by Lecrae (featuring YK Osiris)

Album: Restoration (2020)
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Songfacts®:

  • "Set Me Free" is an uplifting ballad about being freed from the chains holding us down in different areas of our lives. Lecrae explained in a Tall Guy Car Reviews video the idea of being "set free" is used as a triple entendre.

    "It's like industry set me free, 'cause you know what I'm saying, a lot of people be tied up in the industry, shackled to the way things are done. Society set me free and then spiritually set me free 'cause a lot of times you got the spiritual strongholds, the devil tryin' to hold you down and keeping you from what you have been called to be."
  • The song features YK Osiris on the chorus. It is Lecrae's first collaboration with the Florida singer and rapper.
  • Lecrae's frequent collaborator and Reach Records labelmate, GAWVI, produced the track.
  • There is a sample of Mary Mary's 1999 hit, "Shackles (Praise You)" at the beginning of the song. GAWFI pitches down the contemporary-gospel duo's vocals to give it a more raw feeling.
  • This track is the lead single from Lecrae's ninth studio album, Restoration. He released the track on March 20, 2020, when concern over the coronavirus disease was escalating across the world. Lecrae said he hoped the song's message would help comfort those who are seeking freedom during the pandemic.

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  • Joe B from California I hear a little bit of 2pac shorty wannabe a thug
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