Aaron Freeman will soon release his debut album as FREEMAN, his first new original material since the end of Ween. The first single, “(For A While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like A Man,” was a country-tinged slow burner with a guitar solo that reminded us how well he could play his guitar, and predictably the newest is in a completely different style, while still clearly Freeman. “The English And Western Stallion” is a solid reminder of Freeman’s knack for arranging glowing pop songs by going for a Skylarking-era XTC sheen over some deeply painful lyrical subjects. It’s a combination straight from Ween’s Quebec, which, last time we checked, was their best album. Listen below.
FREEMAN is out 7/22 via Partisan Records.