Set You Free (The Black Keys song)

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"Set You Free"
The Black Keys - Set You Free.jpg
Single by The Black Keys
from the album Thickfreakness and School of Rock soundtrack
Released 2003
Format CD
Genre Garage rock, blues rock
Length 2:44
Label Fat Possum, Shock
Writer(s) Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney
Producer(s) Patrick Carney
The Black Keys singles chronology
"Leavin' Trunk/She Said, She Said"
"Set You Free"
"Hard Row"

"Set You Free" is a single by American blues rock duo The Black Keys from their second album, Thickfreakness. It was recorded in Patrick Carney's basement at his old house in Akron, Ohio. The song appears in the film School of Rock (2003) and the soundtrack album, as well as in the film I Love You, Man.

Usage in media[edit]

Although The Black Keys had always refused to allow their music to be used for commercialism, for fear of being branded "sell-outs", they decided to license "Set You Free" for use in a Nissan advert. Dan Auerbach later said, "It's helped us immensely. Before "Tighten Up", we'd never had a real song regularly played on rock radio. We didn't have that support, and getting these songs in commercials was almost like having your song on the radio."[1]

The track was also included on the soundtrack to the film School of Rock (2003).[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Set You Free"
  2. "Hard Row" (lyrics by Dan and Chuck Auerbach)
  3. "Evil" (previously unreleased)



  1. ^ "The Fresh Air Interview: The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney". NPR. January 31, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ Marchand, Francois (October 29, 2014). "The Black Keys: Best to worst albums". The Vancouver Sun. Postmedia Network Inc. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 

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