Dori Freeman “Movie Screen” – Saturday night at the movies….

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On this third single from Dori Freeman’s fifth album ‘Do You Recall‘ (which will be released on November 17th), Freeman alludes to the escapist possibilities of the art form, singing “Well I go to the movies so I can be free, to sail far away with the man on the screen. And though it ain’t real and though it ain’t true, it eases my mind for an hour or two.”  Things of course are never so sweet and simple – prior to the lights going down Freeman confesses that “I quiet my sorrow with whisky and beer, then I sway through the city ’til I find my way here.

It’s a song that has an interesting evolution, as Dori Freeman explains: “I wrote ‘Movie Screen’ deep into the pandemic after watching many hours of Peaky Blinders, as the song developed, the movie theatre became a broader metaphor for the way many of us turn to entertainment as distraction from the challenges of our day to day lives.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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