Pursuing music full-time can be hard for artists who’s families don’t see it as a serious venture. And that’s exactly what Delyn Grey’s new song, “Set Me Free,” is all about.
“This song is release, it’s relief and empowerment. It’s moving forward and getting it done. When I was first starting to pursue music, a lot of people told me I should make it my Plan B, a hobby, because I didn’t have anything unique to offer. I was 15,” she said in a press statement. “No one, let alone a 15 year old, should ever be told they shouldn’t work towards pursuing something that gives them purpose. Music was never a hobby for me, I just couldn’t have that relationship with it and I needed people to know that. I needed myself to know that I was rooting for me, that I had my back no matter what came my way, and that I would make it past the snide and/or uninformed comments about MY life choices. Despite having written this song several years ago, it holds a huge place in my heart and comforts me any time I listen to it.”
She later adds: “This is an anthem for anyone who’s ever been made to feel like their passion is pointless. Put the work in, people! Regardless of the goal, the experience alone will be worth it. Grab the reins and hold on tight.”
The song itself is definitely an anthem with powerful vocals and a buildup that leads to an explosion of sounds. “I can’t live by your truth,” she sings in the song. The music video continues to follow Grey’s theme as she appears to be backstage as sounds of a crowd cheering are heard before it’s revealed that she’s heading on stage to sing to an empty field. It seems Grey is ready to stay steadfast on her goals with the belief that the cheers will be there one day—but either way she’s going to sing whether there’s a crowd or not to cheer her on. Watch the video below.