(New York, NY) – The video for hard rockers SteelHeart’s timely, powerful, anthemic ballad “My
Freedom” has just been released and is available now at www.SteelHeart.com. The song will
be released digitally worldwide on Friday, July 3rd. Originally available on their most recent
studio album, 2017’s THROUGH WORLDS OF STARDUST, this newly-recorded, strippeddown, solo acoustic version of the song and corresponding video exemplify the potency of lead
singer Miljenko Matijevic’s impressive vocals and impassioned delivery and message.
Of the track, Matijevic avowed, “I wrote this song back in 2006 and recorded a full band version
which was released on my last SH album. Considering all that has been going on in our world
and the way I/we have been isolated, the lyrics kept haunting me night after night, and I was
compelled to re-record the song acoustically. The recording was effortless but deeply emotional,
bringing me to tears at times singing these lyrics. This new version of ‘My Freedom’ feels like it
captures the (essence) and frustrations that we have all been experiencing these past several
months.” Click here to access the cover art for the “My Freedom” single.
The aptly-named SteelHeart is the rock n’ roll band fronted by internationally known CroatianAmerican musician Miljenko Matijevic. Platinum- and gold-certified around the world,
SteelHeart burst on the scene in 1990 with their self-titled debut. The album featured such
global hits as “She’s Gone” and “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)”. Several years into their
red-hot career, which included worldwide tours and massive radio success, on Halloween Eve in
1992, lead singer Matijevic suffered a freak accident when a 1000 lb. lighting rig fell on him
during a show, breaking his nose, cheekbone, jaw and twisting his spine.
Four years and much physical rehabilitation later, Matijevic and a new line-up of SteelHeart
returned with a new album (SteelHeart’s third), WAIT, which sky-rocketed the band to new
heights. In 2001 a song from that album, “We All Die Young,” was featured in the smash hit
movie, Rock Star, starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston. Not only was the song
prominently featured in the film, but Matijevic himself played an integral role lending his soaring
lead vocals to Mark Wahlberg’s character, Chris Cole, first in his cover band Steel Dragon and
then in Steel Dragon itself as per the triumphant story line.
SteelHeart went on to release several more albums and DVDs, including 2017’s criticallyacclaimed THROUGH WORLDS OF STARDUST album. The band boasts upwards of 340,000
monthly listeners on Spotify and more than 170,000 followers. In between SteelHeart world
tours, lead singer Matijevic has also taken on such high-profile “side” gigs as singing for the
legendary Doors with Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek during two world tours and becoming a
superstar in Asia, performing at numerous festivals in Korea, including one to an audience of
60,000 and appearing as a mainstay on Korean television.