Freelove

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Freelove
Single-Freelove.jpg
Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
RAK and Sarm West (London)
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Electric Lady
Sony Music Studios (New York City)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
6:10 (album version)
3:59 (single version)
Tempo
103 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
F Minor
Engineering
Engineering assistance
Boris Aldridge
Andrew Davies
Andrew Griffiths
Nick Sevilla
Lisa Butterworth
Jonathan Adler
Alissa Myhowich
James Chang
Pre-production
Additional production
Mixing
Steve Fitzmaurice
Mastering
Mike Marsh
Percussion
Airto Moreira
Art direction
Photography
Sleeve design
Form
Recorded
June 2000 - February 2001
Originally released
November 5, 2001
Played live
89 times *
Total live plays
89 times *

'Freelove' is a song from the 2001 album Exciter by Depeche Mode. It was released as a single on November 5, 2001.

Notes

Engineer Steve Fitzmaurice said in the 2006 Exciter remaster documentary:

"I think by the end of January, we had to finish [the album]. But it was quite generous, the time we had. I think by the time we got to London, there were still a few tracks to record, but it was more or less all finished. I think there was only two or three songs to mix in London. Freelove still being one of them: there was still Fletch going on about wanting backing vocals. Martin finally did the backing vocals, at about 2 o'clock in the morning, quite drunk on the last night."

You can listen to an extracted stem of Martin's (inebriated) vocal here.

Lyrics


Freelove

If you've been hiding from love

If you've been hiding from love

I can understand where you're coming from

I can understand where you're coming from


If you've suffered enough

If you've suffered enough

I can understand what you're thinking of

I can see the pain that you're frightened of


And I'm only here

To bring you free love

Let's make it clear

That this is free love

No hidden catch

No strings attached

Just free love

No hidden catch

No strings attached

Just free love


I've been running like you

I've been running like you

Now you understand why I'm running scared

Now you understand why I'm running scared


I've been searching for truth

I've been searching for truth

And I haven't been getting anywhere

No I haven't been getting anywhere


And I'm only here

To bring you free love

Let's make it clear

That this is free love

No hidden catch

No strings attached

Just free love

No hidden catch

No strings attached

Just free love


Hey girl

You've got to take this moment

Then let it slip away

Let go of complicated feelings

Then there's no price to pay


We've been running from love

We've been running from love

And we don't know what we're doing here

No we don't know what we're doing here


We're only here

Sharing our free love

Let's make it clear

That this is free love

No hidden catch

No strings attached

Just free love

No hidden catch

No strings attached

Just free love


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2001 EMI Music Publishing Ltd. London WC2H 0EA. Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd. All rights Reserved.

Music video

Dates with available recordings of Freelove

There are currently 102 recordings of Freelove available.

Dates where Freelove was played

2001 Exciter Tour

Freelove was played 85 times during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Freelove was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • Freelove was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Freelove was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

Freelove was played 4 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Freelove was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Freelove was not played during this tour.
6. Lovetheme
7. Freelove
List of Exciter songs
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