Tuesday, March 25, 2014

“Breathe” as a Song Title

     We were invited to review the song “Breathe” by the IYES, an electronic pop duo from Brighton, U.K. The song was made available on Soundcloud yesterday (March 24) and joined a collection of blogworthy songs that have in the term “breathe” as at least a portion of its title. The invitation to review the IYES song was the motivation needed to initiate this post.
     Call to Mind does not refer to itself as a band. Instead, the members describe themselves as being “a Glasgow-based collective from Ardersier, in the Highlands of Scotland.” The members of the collective are Martin Ross, Jamie Ross, Andrew Masson, Joe Smillie, and Steven Gribbin.
     “Breathe” will be on the debut album of Call to Mind, which is scheduled for release on April 14, 2014. It will be accompanied by the song “Family Sketch,” the song we praised in the January 3 post.
     "Breathe" by Call to Mind

     IYES is Josh Christopher & Melis Soyaslanová. Their “Breathe” is a follow up to the debut single “‘Til Infinity,” which brought the duo acclaim barely a year after Josh and Melis formed IYES. The email invitation to review “Breathe” explained:
     "Breathe is our sexiest song," says Josh. "We wrote it with an image in mind of a naked lady, in a jungle, with a snake wrapped around her. The beat came first – we wanted a tribal sound featuring lots of percussive elements. Melis’ voice is often quiet and cute. It’s always beautiful, but I thought it would be great to get some sass out of her. Hence the no clothes and the python idea."
     "Breathe" by IYES

      Face the Ocean is based in South Shields, Britain. The members are James Dugdale (rhythm guitar), Paul Holmes (bass), Daniel Rickman (lead guitar and keys), Andrew Stickley (vocals), Lee Girdlestone (drums), and Jamie Lowes (who made this a “six man team”).
      “Breathe Again“ by Face the Ocean

      Japanese Wallpaper is Gab Strum in Melbourne, Australia. But there is assistance with the song “Breathe In (ft.Wafia).” The song was written by Japanese Wallpaper and Wafia Al-Rikabi. The vocals feature Wafia, with vocal samples from Jessie Corne.
     “Breathe In (ft. Wafia)” by Japanese Wallpaper

      Reaching back a few years, there’s “Breathe Me” by Sia. This song may be more appealing to us this week, since there are plans to see the band Blue October, which is a band having a frontman whose troubled life is reflected in his songs. “Breathe Me” is not going to raise your spirits either.
      “Breathe Me” by Sia

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     Fractions is a Synth Pop band based in England. According to their Facebook page, “Fractions are a female fronted synth pop band featuring current and ex members of Lavotchkin & End Reign, as well as local producers Joey Murphy, Worry Party & RoadToCairo.”
      “Breathe” by Fractions

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     New Navy from Sydney, Australia offers a cover of “Breathe” by Télépopmusik.

     Deco Greene is a singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland.

     Our favorite band from the Ukraine is still Singleton. They are based in Kiev and the members are Alina Fedorova (vocals), Jim Walt (guitars), Nikita Yudin (guitars), Dmitriy Chudakov (bass), and Vitaliy Yermak (drums).

     FKA Twigs is the performance moniker of Tahliah Barnett. The “FKA” portion is an abbreviation for “formally known as.” She is currently based in London.

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