The soulful group is composed of Croatian pianist and vocalist SARA ESTER GREDELJ and Slovenian drummer NINA KOROŠAK-SERČIČ.
Their songs carry a strong message of love and hope, complemented by R&B and JAZZ grooves.
The music scene got acquainted with the duo in 2020 with their EP “not good enough,” which was enough to earn them their first performances at festivals and conferences like MENT Ljubljana and Waves Vienna. They continued their live career around the region, performing at events like the Ljubljana Jazz Festival and major European showcase festivals such as Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, the iconic Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in the Netherlands, and the French festival Europavox.
Their first full-length album “Since Always And Forever,” released under the label Butter92 and distributed by Légère Recordings, features 12 songs, including singles like Visualize, Happiness, Good Vibrations, Bright Light, and Carry You. These singles have become regular features on international radio stations like FM4 in Austria, Radio Eins, and Flux FM in Berlin.
The album channels the essence of the golden age of hip-hop but in a fresh and innovative way, incorporating elements of pop, neo-soul, and jazz. The result is a distinctive sound that pays homage to its roots while pushing boundaries and creating its own path. It is a testament to freekind.’s ability to blend genres and create a sound that is both nostalgic and progressive.
“The songs talk about our journey, probably yours as well. They speak of growth, acceptance, pain, pleasure, joy, sadness, and sometimes just beautiful moments. We cried, danced, laughed, and hugged. And we captured all of that on the album,” they wrote on their official band website, among other things.
The ongoing joke is that their live performances are a sort of group therapy with the songs sharing something that’s inside all of us, in a way that evokes understanding and empathy. With the groove, it is the perfect combination. Music that moves you and MOVES you, if you know what I mean.