Xavier Rudd releases first EP in 25 years, Freedom Sessions

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Xavier Rudd releases first EP in 25 years, Freedom Sessions

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Words by Staff Writer

The six-track EP also comes with the single release of 'Moment's from the Torquay musician

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and Torquay claim-to-fame, Xavier Rudd surprised fans by giving back on Good Friday, dropping his new EP, Freedom Sessions, via Salt.X Records / Virgin Music Group.

The first new body of work since his critically acclaimed 2022 album Jan Juc MoonFreedom Sessions is a six-track collection of four previously released singles, ‘World Order‘, ‘High Times’, ‘Road Trippin’’ and ‘Free the People’ alongside a glorious new offering ‘Moments’.

Freedom Sessions Track List

  1. World Order – Part 1
  2. World Order – Part 2
  3. Moments
  4. High Times
  5. Road Trippin’
  6. Free The People

On the release, Xavier says, “My first EP release in 25 years, ‘Freedom Sessions’ was created during a particularly unique period of time… and is a celebration of the blessing of ‘freedom’ – a simple state of being that we all should have the right to exist in. It’s been a super interesting time recording this music, through my introspective journey in studio I have learnt, grown and released.”

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“The last song for you to hear upon release is called ‘Moments’. This is a special song for me and the perfect way to hand the last of this music over. Our lives are made up of moments that fly by so fast but shape so much. I guess the goal is to handle our moments with truth and purpose to build solid foundations in this life.”

In addition to new music, this year will see Rudd touring the most intricate solo show of his career, playing multiple instruments and fusing complex live looping and soundscapes throughout his new songs. Having made a homecoming last December at the Torquay SummerSalt Festival, Rudd is heading across to North America next month and on to Europe for summer festival season. He’s set to return to Australia for more shows later in the year.

You can listen to Xavier Rudd’s Freedom Sessions here.