Submitted by Sandy Graham
Bara Jonson and Free, simply put, are pioneers in the music world, introducing the world to their unique brand of music – Crockpop. Fusing country, rock, and pop music, this dynamic duo delivers a listening experience unlike any other in their newest single “The Sky Is The Limit” – check it out on YouTube here:
Teasing the release of their newest album, BjF – New Era, Bara Jonson, and Free have been hard at work touring and promoting. Performing one-offs during the live shows combined with a unique blend of bluegrass and pop synths gives this breakthrough duo of musicians the perfect ingredients to have a successful launch – and a highly anticipated one at that.
“The Sky Is The Limit” is a well-executed fusion of everything this band is passionate about, featuring uplifting messages of “making it or faking it” while “shaking off people who get in our way.” Jonson and Free passionately refer to themselves as “hardheaded fools who invite you to board their Crockpop train where “The Sky Is The Limit.”
Bara Jonson and Free speak on their newest song’s message: “Never let anyone else put you down or deter you from what you want to achieve. Believe that anything is possible – that The Sky Is The Limit.”
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/6oUMrpDXDkHhCR0IaQAcWl?si=c651048366fc4fd5&nd=1
“The Sky Is The Limit” has been a well-received single drowning in praise and admiration. This powerful Crockpop anthem prepares audiences for the duo’s up-and-coming album release, BjF – New Era. Bred through mystery and improvisation, the 14-track vinyl includes an interwoven story from a distant future – possibly even a parallel universe.
Jonson and Free describe how they feel about the album saying, “The show we announced the album release at was interrupted occasionally with fragments of pictures or video snippets. We couldn’t really tell where it came from. As we showed off our album again… it had changed right before our eyes!”
Songs from this album reflect the dynamic duo’s views on climate change, the decline of democracy, separations, and the endlessness of possibilities for change so long as you believe. You know – “The Sky Is The Limit.”
Jonson and Free are breakthrough musicians with unparalleled chemistry. The duo has recently been nominated as “Best Emerging Artist – International” at Indie Week Showcase Festival in Toronto as well as selected as INES#Talent for 2020/21.
The duo recently was picked up by Canadian management company Entertainment Music Group for distribution through the Americas as well as MusicHelp for distribution through Sweden and Europe. While this has bolstered the group’s level of seniority, Jonson and Free are no strangers to Swedish music festivals and showcases. Their live performances have taken them to venues throughout Denmark, Holland, Germany, UK, France, and Canada.
2021 saw the debut of Jonson and Free’s own music festival, Lilla By Festivalen which has already grown into a hybrid festival – walking the line between a music festival and a showcase.
Most recently, the group opened with Cirque Arte Diem at Byggnad’s 2022 Congress in Stockholm, spreading the duo’s message while giving them a global platform to reach hundreds of thousands of listeners. It is this dedication to music and positivity that sets this duo far above the rest and will drive them to lengths unseen – the sky is the limit for this Jonson and Free.