Columbia Records’ country quintet Home Free unveiled their “House Party” track and video last Friday (9/4). A spinoff of the original #1 hit “House Party,” recorded by Sam Hunt and co-written by Hunt, Zach Crowell and Jerry Flower, the track is featured on their third studio album, COUNTRY EVOLUTION, due out on September 18.
“Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ is such a great song,” said Home Free’s beat boxer, Adam Rupp. “High energy, great flow. We hope everyone is going to enjoy watching this video just as much as we did making it!”
Directed by FifGen Films’ Reilly Zamber, McKenzie Zamber and Jimmy Bates, the video features Home Free having a lighthearted house party complete with pillow fights, cards, movies (“Dirty Dancing” and “Caddyshack”), water guns, cookie baking and Snuggies®, depicting the innocent and carefree spirit of the song.
Much to the delight of Home Free fans, their revival of one of Country music’s classic songs “Elvira” (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys) will launch at Country radio this fall. On the track, revered vocalist Richard Sterban joins forces with breakthrough talent Tim Foust for a battle of the basses. Highlighting the song’s famous chorus, “Giddy up, oom papa oom papa mow mow,” this bass-off is already going viral with The Huffington Post’s premiere of the “Elvira” music video (8/21) logging an impressive ¼ million-plus views its first week.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Country, The Oak Ridge Boys’ Duane Allen praises Home Free, “They’re the only group that I’ve seen in years that could capture what we captured and carry it further.”
In the coming months, the band will embark on the 2015 DON’T IT FEEL GOOD Tour and the just-announced HOME FREE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Tour. Kicking off December 2 in Duluth, MN, Home Free will bring fan favorites and holiday jingles from FULL OF CHEER to 15-plus cities nationwide. Tickets will be available for pre-sale for members of Home Free’s Patreon community on September 8 and available to the general public September 11.
Since being crowned NBC’s “The Sing-Off” victors, Home Free has made their mark on the music scene selling more than 150,000 copies combined of their popular albums, CRAZY LIFE and FULL OF CHEER, embarking on two major national tours and amassing over 42 million YouTube views. The five-man band from Minnesota, comprised of Austin Brown (high tenor), Tim Foust (bass), Rob Lundquist (tenor), Adam Rupp (vocal percussion/beat boxer) and Chris Rupp (baritone), dropped their debut album CRAZY LIFE in 2014, which hit #1 on iTunes Country and #4 overall. Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years, Home Free has been perfecting their live show for nearly a decade performing together for packed crowds at major fairs, colleges and theatres. Their experiences on the road helped carry them to the Sing-Off victory, build a loyal fan base and bring their homegrown country style into the national spotlight.
For tour dates and more information on Home Free, visit http://homefreemusic.com/.