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Perfectionist
Wonderland
Free Kill My Boyfriend
Free
Free by Natalia Kills
from Perfectionist
Released August 10, 2011
Length 3:57 (Album Version)
4:29 (Single Version)
Writer(s) Natalia Kills
Jeff Bhasker
Kid Cudi
No I.D.
Producer(s) Jeff Bhasker
Video
Natalia Kills - Free ft. will.i04:39

Natalia Kills - Free ft. will.i.am


"Free" is a song by Natalia Kills from her debut studio album, Perfectionist and is written by Kills, Jeff Bhasker, Kid Cudi and No I.D., being produced by Bhasker. The song is about Kills recklessly spending all the money she has down to the last dollar, knowing the consequences, but she is addicted. The song features some recycled lyrics from her song "Shopaholic" from when she used to perform as the rapper Verbz. The album title is referred to in the song's opening lines.

Background

The song was released digitally in selected areas of Europe as the album's third single on 22 June 2011, with staggered releases set for United Kingdom and United States. For the single version, Will.i.am provided an opening verse and bridge. The single version is the official version on the US release of the album while the original version serves as a bonus track. Polydor records, who represent Kills in the UK, decided against releasing "Wonderland" as a single and have instead chosen to promote the album Perfectionist by releasing the song a week before the albums release. The song was availible for free for 24 hours on Kill's official site.

Lyrics

Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 20’s out
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 20’s out
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 50’s out
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 50’s out

I’m free
I just spent all my money
But I rocked that like it don’t cost a thing
Free
Burned a hole in my pocket
But I rocked that like it don’t cost a thing

Call me a perfectionist
Addicted to immaculate
The hair right, shoes tight
Got to look the dress the part
With nothin’ in my pocket
Got a catwalk for a closet
On my last lonely dollar
Lock me up before I hit the store
Wanna be like Midas
But my bank account is minus

Gotta stretch that dollar bill
Stretch that dollar
Need a genie in a bottle
Change a quarter to a hundred
Gotta stretch that dollar bill
Stretch that dollar bill

I’m free
I just spent all my money
But I rocked that like it don’t cost a thing
Free
Burned a hole in my pocket
But I rocked that like it don’t cost a thing

I wear it once
And I don’t pop the tags
The next day I’ma bring it back
I’m at the store
Can’t find nothin’ cheaper than my credit score
My wallet’s anorexic
Can I pay my rent the next month?
I can hear my name
Callin’ from stilettos on display
Window shopping’s overrated
If I see it, I’ma take it

Gotta stretch that dollar bill
Stretch that dollar

This Vogue is only paper
I can’t wear the glossy pages
Gotta stretch that dollar bill
Stretch that dollar bill

I’m free
I just spent all my money
But I rocked that like it don’t cost a thing
Free
Burned a hole in my pocket
But I rocked that like it don’t cost a thing

Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 20’s out
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 20’s out
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 50’s out
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 50’s out

I need to marry a man from Bel-Air
One rack, two rack
I can feel the aircraft hangar
With my coat hangers
Bankrupt, it don’t matter
Girls give the eye ’cause they so mad
I could look fresh in a potato sack
Need a overdraft, I’ma overdraft
If the bank man calls, just tell him…

I’m free
I just spent all my money
But I rocked that like it don’t cost a thing
Free
Burned a hole in my pocket
But I rocked that like it don’t cost a thing

Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 20’s out (burned a whole in my pocket)
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 20’s out (I’m free free free free free baby)
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 50’s out (I’m free, oh oh oh)
Get’cha 5’s, get’cha 10’s, get’cha 50’s out (oh oh)

I’m free free, yeah
I just spent all my money
But I rocked that like it don’t
Cost a thing
Oh, it don’t cost a thing
Don’t cost a thing
Yeah, oh oh oh
Yeah


Music video

The music video for the song was made available on YouTube on 6 July 2011 and as of September 2011 it had gained over 1 million views. Kills has said this is one of her favorite videos and that she finds it different than her previous videos. She had many ideas for the video.

NataliaKillsFreeVideo

Still from 'Free' music video feat. will.i.am

Synopsis

The music video starts with a date, August 15, 2011 (Natalia's birthday) and the word "REC", after it, the song title, "Free". Natalia appears above a television, that transmits an image of will.i.am, while a camera is filming her. The words and phrases "You Can Buy Happiness", "Free", "Perfectionist", "Money Is Everything", "Buy Your Freedom", "You Are What You Wear", "You Are Free", appear throughout the video. A woman appears smoking, a man putting lipstick (AJ English- Model), a naked person removing ripping their clothes with a heel, Kills above motocycles and her in a box filled with dollars. Some montages show Kills with a male body, a woman with long neck, and with her hair on fire. Kills is also seen surrounded by a woman wearing a suit, with her breasts exposed, the lipstick man, and a couple other people. Another man with long hair, wearing a hat and veil, strips off his clothes. In the last scene of the video, the box is completely filled with dollars, and we only see Kills' hand with the word "free" written on it.

Charts

Chart (2011) Peak

position

Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75) 4
Slovakia (IFPI) 12

Release history

The song will be released as Kills' second single in the United Kingdom on 11th September 2011, as an iTunes EP featuring both versions with and without Will.i.am including 2 remixes, and a new magazine-style artwork.

Country Date Label Format
France 15 March 2011 Universal Music Digital download
Austria 1 April 2011 CD, digital download
Germany
Switzerland
Poland 13 May 2011 CD
Canada 16 August 2011 CD, digital download
United States will.i.am, Cherrytree, Kon Live, Interscope, Bozadya, Dandyville
United Kingdom 19 September 2011 Polydor

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