Grey’s Anatomy always uses music to great effect in those emotional final scenes, and the most recent episode was no exception, giving us last week’s top TV song. As Amelia finally shares news of her brain tumor with her family, we hear the lilting tones of Francesca Blanchard’s ‘Free.’
“‘Free’ was written while I was sitting on my dad’s back porch in Miami, staring out at one of the most beautiful sunsets I’d ever seen,” shares Blanchard. “I thought of what it would be like to witness that kind of spectacle every day, no matter the season…how liberating it would feel to be constantly reminded of how small we are in relation to everything else. And be OK with that.”
Born and raised in France, Francesca traveled the globe with her family before settling in the small town of Charlotte in rural Vermont. Her intimate music, sung in French and English, reflects on her travels, both physical and emotional, and reveals influences ranging from Norah Jones and Carla Bruni to Eva Cassidy and Francoise Hardy.
〉Listen now: Free by Francesca Blanchard
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