The opening track starts off on a pretty unique note, with a steadily racing piano production amplified in passion with dissonant string sections. Vocals are very thick and pointed, lyrics seeming to be the laments of a sociopath.
The second track (entitled: 'Never Free') gets more political, as the title of the album may have you already expecting, and the tone of the record is officially and clearly set from this point on.
The track "Like A President" kicks up the rock a little bit, and we realize that sociopath from the first song is probably the politician referenced in this chorus.
"Different People" get's very country out of nowhere, with steel slide, banjo, fiddle and all. This influence bleeds into tracks that follow it, but this is their country sound in it's purest incarnation, and it borders on bluegrass.
Typically I don't get to into music with huge "political messages", but I can honestly say I dig this. Thematically it seems to be bucking the system not to boost his own credit or be preachy, rather he seems genuinely annoyed with United States politics. Songs are delivered with more of a personal feeling, like he's breaking up with the country.
"The American Scheme" by Without a Face is available for download via this Bandcamp page.