Paul Renna is a visionary singer-songwriter with the extraordinary ability to raise hidden emotions in his listeners, surreptitiously forcing feelings of love and longing and happiness and heartache from the depths of even the most hard-edged among us. During the course of every song on his latest release, Freedom, Renna narrates journeys of the heart and soul that inevitably lead to freedom from the paralyzing effects of half-lived lives that ignore the beauty and wonder of the world around us. Renna’s rich, melodious voice is colored with shades of Chris Robinson and Paul Rodgers, tempered with a soulful delivery akin to Otis Redding or Stevie Wonder, and coursing with the power of a chorus of thousands. Freedom blends Renna’s passionate vocals with a wall of electric and acoustic guitars, body-moving basslines and drums, gorgeous female backing vocals, and occasional splashes of horns and keyboards, unveiling an album of unparalleled emotional depth. Whether performing in an electric or an acoustic setting, Paul Renna consistently proves himself to be a paragon of honesty onstage—and that raw honesty shines through on every track of Freedom.