Free (Estelle song)

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Single by Estelle featuring Megaman
from the album The 18th Day
B-side "Freedom"
"Change Is Coming"
Released United Kingdom 4 October 2004
Australia 29 November 2004
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:29
Label V2 Records, Stellarents Entertainment, JDid
Writer(s) E. Swaray, J. Hogarth, Megaman,
Producer(s) Jimmy Hogarth
Estelle singles chronology
"Go Gone"

"Free" is the second solo single by British singer-songwriter Estelle taken from her debut album The 18th Day. The song features a rap from So Solid Crew's Megaman. It preceded the album's release by two weeks.

In "Free", Estelle raps and sings about living life in a positive way, spreading love, being yourself and working hard to achieve the most you can in life.

Released on 4 October 2004, it peaked at #15 on the UK Singles Chart and was Estelle's second consecutive solo top twenty hit, peaking only one place lower than previous single "1980". The single was less successful than its predecessor in Australia, peaking outside the top 40 at #49. It was the final single release from the album in Australia.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Free" was directed by Andy Hylton and as well as featuring an appearance from guest rapper Megaman, the video features cameos from fellow British singers Beverley Knight, Natasha Bedingfield, Terri Walker, Kelli Young of Liberty X, Jamie Scott, Indo-Canadian singer Raghav and U.S. singer John Legend.

The video leads into b-side "Freedom", which features John Legend on piano.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  1. "Free" (featuring Megaman)
  2. "Freedom" (featuring John Legend)
  1. "Free" (featuring Megaman)
  2. "Freedom" (featuring John Legend)
  3. "Change Is Coming"
  1. "Free" (featuring Megaman)
  2. "Freedom" (featuring John Legend)
  3. "Change Is Coming"
  4. "Free" (Girls remix)


Chart (2004)[1] Peak
UK Singles Chart 15
Irish Singles Chart 50


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