About The Song

Remember those carefree days of youth? When commitment seemed a distant thought and the open road beckoned with endless possibilities? Elvis Presley’s “Free Spirit (I’m Not the Marrying Kind) (2024 Stereo Remaster)” captures that youthful spirit perfectly. This lesser-known gem from his early career showcases Elvis’s infectious energy and playful defiance, all delivered with his signature charm.

Released in 1961 on the soundtrack for the film Follow That Dream, “Free Spirit (I’m Not the Marrying Kind) (2024 Stereo Remaster)” might surprise listeners familiar with Elvis’s later ballads. Here, we hear a young Elvis, full of youthful rebellion, singing about the joys of bachelorhood. The song itself is a mid-tempo rock and roll number, with a driving beat and a melody that perfectly complements the carefree lyrics.

The remastered version, released in 2024, offers a renewed appreciation for Elvis’s early recordings. The improved audio clarity brings new life to the instrumentation, allowing Scotty Moore’s distinctive guitar riffs and the backing vocals of The Jordanaires to shine through.

The lyrics paint a picture of a young man who prioritizes freedom and independence over settling down. Lines like “I’m not the marrying kind, gotta keep movin’ on” and “Those wedding bells won’t chime for me” showcase a playful defiance, a declaration of enjoying the single life. Elvis delivers these lyrics with a wink and a smile, his voice brimming with a youthful energy that’s impossible to resist.

“Free Spirit (I’m Not the Marrying Kind) (2024 Stereo Remaster)” might not be a chart-topping hit, but it’s a song that captures the carefree spirit of youth. It’s a reminder of Elvis Presley’s versatility and his ability to connect with listeners on a relatable level. So, put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and let the 2024 remaster transport you back to a time of youthful independence with “Free Spirit (I’m Not the Marrying Kind)”.