Freedom- Illiterate Light and Devon Gilfillian: DJ Pick of the Week

Illiterate Light & Devon Gilfillian press photo
Illiterate Light & Devon Gilfillian press photo

Stephanies DJ Pick of the week! 

Today’s DJ Pick comes from two longtime Lightning 100 favorites, Illiterate Light and Devon Gilfillian. You might think folk-rockers, Illiterate Light, and soul songwriter, Devon Gilfillian, couldn’t make a cohesive joint single, but you’re wrong! The unlikely pairing of these artists resulted in an upbeat single that mixes a variety of genres like rock, psychedelia, and alternative to create a stunning single. The inspiration behind this song is about the idea of waking up and becoming free, both personally and in the upcoming year under a new administration. 

Jeff Gorman of Illiterate Light expands on the meaning behind the song: “I’m a bundle of paradoxes and have seen both my own cynicism and immense hopefulness rear their heads at different words within the same sentence. But one thing I’m captivated by is having momentary experiences where one’s awareness expands into something bigger and deeper. I want to live in that place of expanse and freedom, a wild world that’s out of my control, rather than in my own little shell.

The video that accompanies this single features all three artists, Jeff Gorman and Jake Cochran of Illiterate Light and Devon Gilfillian, decked out in iron man like suits. The video is beautifully shot and has a cinematic quality, but we are slightly confused as to what the message behind the video is, if you have any guesses, let us know in the comments! 

Be sure to tune into 100.1 FM or to hear “Freedom” by Illiterate Light and Devon Gilfillian, featured as Stephanie’s DJ Pick of the Week. Let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track!