Pharrell teases new song ‘Freedom’ coming exclusively to Apple Music on June 30th

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Pharrell, who has been spotted several times rocking a gold Apple Watch, today teased that he will be releasing a new single entitled “Freedom” exclusively on Apple Music. The track will be available on launch day, a week from today, June 30th.

Pharrell shared a video preview of the song via his Instagram and Twitter accounts, while Apple also shared the preview on Twitter. Pharrell was in the audience when Apple unveiled Apple Music earlier this month and has had a solid relationship with the company in the past.

Check out the preview of “Freedom” by Pharrell below. The track will be available exclusively on Apple Music on June 30th. The song was also used in the first ad for Apple Music, also viewable below.

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  1. Rasmussen (@Twitboydk) - 8 years ago

    I like Spotify. And this stuff. Apple getting artists to do exclusives just makes me want to support Spotify even more

    • nono68200 - 8 years ago

      I believe there’s too some exclusives on Spotify, compared to others streaming websites. Thus, they do the same as Apple Music. You just support the same philosophy, but in another service…

      • Rasmussen (@Twitboydk) - 8 years ago

        No I dont think there are any

      • incredibilistic - 8 years ago

        @Rasmussen – Not sure what’s up with all the ‘music exclusive’ hate surrounding Apple Music. As “nono68200” stated, Spotify’s had exclusives for quite some time now as well as Tidal that also has exclusive concerts, songs and videos; but when Apple has an exclusive it’s a end-of-the-world situation that sparks some fabricated rebellion. I don’t get it.

        I’m perfectly okay with exclusives. It’s how Sony and Microsoft can keep making consoles. If you could get Mario, Link, Master Chief and Nathan Drake on the PS4 there’d be no reason to buy a Wii U or Xbox One.

        We’ll just put this in the ridiculous Apple hate file and keep moving.

        June 30th can’t soon enough for me. As soon as I replicate all of my albums and playlists into Apple Music from Spotify I’m canceling. 30 million+ tracks to stream, my rather generous iTunes library as well as live radio and backstage-like/social network features all in the same app? Uh, yeah!

        Thanks to Spotify for keeping the seat warm for Apple.

  2. chrisl84 - 8 years ago

    “Freedom”….(restricted to Apple Music)

  3. zBrain (@joeregular) - 8 years ago

    imagine hearing the snippet without reading the title…

    “the first name is free… the last name is dumb?”



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