The sometimes-deceiving line item on Freedom Fry’s Facebook page tells you everything you need to know about the L.A. duo: “Pop, Folk, Dance, Electronic, Indie, Californian, French, Surf.” Check, check, check, check, check, check, check. And check. Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll have their fingers in more pop cookie jars than a baker, and they dally deftly in all idioms. The husband/wife duo are big believers in singles — their 2015 output included five of them, plus a collaboration, a cover and three remixes. They’re kicking off the new year with “The Words,” what they describe as a “hybrid, disco-folk track.” Besides being typically catchy Freedom Fry fare, this one has a nifty play on words that speaks to the couple’s transatlantic love affair (Seyrat is Parisian, Driscoll is American). “It’s written from the perspective of a boyfriend or girlfriend who just needs to hear that they’re still wanted,” they say. “We really liked that the lyric ‘Just say the words’ kind of also sounds like ‘Je sais the words.’ ‘Je sais’ means ‘I know’ in French.” Add this one to Freedom Fry’s je ne sais quoi.
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