King Avriel is back at it again, this time with a double whammy (okay more like a one and a half). First is her latest single “Prelude” and second is a teaser of a song titled “Freedom.” “Prelude” is a little more uptempo then what we are used to hearing from the Cali songbird whose recent songs include “Failed Messiah” and “Paranormal.” But, of course, it would not be an Avriel song without depth. The track is actually inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s “Keisha’s Song” off of Section 80, giving a back story to who Keisha is and the road that leads her into a path of prostitution. Never leaving us with out clarity, when asked about the song, Avriel stated:
I wanted to create a prelude to her story by using my own experiences, because I felt so connected to her struggle. I hoped the song would shed light on the cycle of abuse and neglect of black women, and how it negatively affects everyone in our community on some level — even our men.
On the “Freedom” teaser Avriel finds herself in a relationship with a man who is emotionally unstable and dependent on her love, all while still trying to find herself. The singer-songwriter also shed light on this tune by stating:
I once dated a man who battled with depression. That experience really made me reconsider my previously held belief that men had it easier than women. But every time I learn something new it’s a painful reminder of how little I truly understand. I’m still figuring this whole thing out.