For my crowd funding for “Big Sky Country” I offered a cover song reward. You could choose any song you liked and I would then record a cover of it. One of my backers chose the song “Die Gedanken sind Frei” which is a German song about the freedom of thought. The text and the melody can be found in Lieder der Brienzer Mädchen (songs of the girls from Brienz), printed in Bern, Switzerland, between 1810 and 1820. The original lyricist and the composer are unknown, though the most popular version “Aus Neukirch bei Schönau”.
I re-worked the melody for the song to give it a more modern feel, and just added a little drive in the country side in Germany to give it some visuals. I hope you enjoy it!