Rudimental reminds me that “at least I am free”

Since I was trapped in the car for over 3 hours yesterday with my family, I relied on the diminishing battery life of my second generation iPod Touch to get me through the trip. Although I have an iPhone, I have too many songs on my iPod to combine everything to one device. I also hate getting rid of any technology, especially Apple products.

So with my phone in one hand and my iPod in the other, I settled into my seat and put my headphones in. The back seat was in a state of organized chaos thanks to the amount of belongings my brother and I stuffed in between us. I used to always wish that I had more siblings. But now that I think about it, I probably would have lost my mind if there were three of us crammed together for an extended period of time.

Music has been a constant travel companion of mine for as long as I can remember. I’m always on the hunt for new music that will compliment my travels, whether I’m stuck in a car or scrunched in the middle seat of an airplane.

I recently discovered Rudimental, a four-person, British electronic group that has grown in popularity since 2012. I’ve been listening to a few of their songs on repeat the past couple of days since my love of holiday music is almost nonexistent.

Rudimental’s song “Free” featuring Emeli Sandé provides the perfect soundtrack for traveling. Its upbeat tempo and gradual building create a sense of wanderlust that’s hard to ignore. Sandé croons, “Just tryin’ to find my way, some way,” and I can’t help but to want to buy a one-way ticket out of here.

The video’s even better. It features professional wing suit flyer Jokke Sommer soaring through the Alps, an impressive display of extreme sportsmanship.

Watch the video below and decide if this track should find a permanent place in your iTunes. I hope it does.

C’est la vie,


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