Swedish duo pen song about time in N.L.

Bara Jon­son and Free pay trib­ute to peo­ple of the prov­ince

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - BY COLIN FAR­RELL MARYS­TOWN, N.L.

Bara Jon­son and Free, a Swedish coun­try duo who re­cently spent time on the Burin Penin­sula as part of the Live at Heart New­found­land, Global Mu­sic Con­fer­ence have cre­ated a mu­si­cal trib­ute to the peo­ple of the re­gion.

The duo is com­prised of Jonas Tan­cred and Malin Östh.

Tan­cred, who fronts the duo, told The South­ern Gazette he wrote the song

in Oc­to­ber, shortly af­ter re­turn­ing to Swe­den from New­found­land and Labrador.

Jon­son said it was the peo­ple of the prov­ince that in­spired him to write the song.

“The warmth in how they wel­comed us and made us feel at home,” he said.

Peo­ple in at­ten­dance dur­ing an event held at St. Gabriel’s Hall on Mon­day, Dec. 10 by Vi­sion 360, the or­ga­niz­ing body be­hind the Live at Heart New­found­land event, were able to hear the track in ad­vance of its of­fi­cial re­lease date.

Jon­son said the duo ap­peared via video as the song was pre­viewed at the hall.

“From what we could see and all the nice com­ments and greet­ings .. they loved it!” he said.

The song, which fea­tures Tale the Rap­per, also of Swe­den, will be avail­able on YouTube on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 12. The track will also be avail­able through dig­i­tal out­lets on Fri­day, Dec. 14.

The song will be fea­tured on the duo’s sec­ond English lan­guage al­bum

PHOTO CON­TRIB­UTED BY TRACEY MAS­TERS PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Bara Jon­son and Free per­form­ing at St. Gabriel’s Hall in Marys­town dur­ing the Live at Heart New­found­land Show­case event ear­lier this year.

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