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Breathe Panel Share New Single ‘Love You, I Love You’ 

August 4, 2021

Breathe Panel share new single ‘Love You, I Love You’ 

New album Lets It In is due out on 
September 17th via FatCat 

Last month, Breathe Panel announced their new album Lets It In will be released on September 17th via FatCat Records. A departure from the more traditional indie-pop of their eponymous debut, the band’s more recent output has already earned them fans in the likes of Apple Music’s Matt Wilkinson, BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Bradley and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Radcliffe & Maconie who likened their new sound to that of 80’s sophisti-pop heroes, Prefab Sprout. New single ‘Love You, I Love You’ is the band’s take on surviving the anxieties of modern life and the camaraderie that can be found in collective times of hardship. 

The sweeping melody consumes the new arrangement and builds this truly immersive depth to the new composition. A lighter ensemble with an array of bright textures and charm. Once again Breathe Panel unveils a stunning release with the complexity and heartfelt hook. This outfit understand the importance of their intoxicating vibrance they have crafted within their creations. The new single showcases this real intimate lyrical path, fused with the tender vocal tones and harmonies that convey a wealth of emotion and meaning. Breathe Panel channel this unlimited affection to their comforting sounds, again it’s so easy to fall into a swaying pattern whilst this release pulls you into it’s reflective aura.

Nick says of the track:
This song is a lighter take on feeling a bit down and worried, so the lyrics cover overthinking and doubting yourself but understanding that it’s what most people go through and finding comfort in that thought. We had a day off halfway through a tour so we set up in our living room, half unplugged, just having fun playing with no expectations and it came together pretty quickly.

Recorded live to tape by esteemed producer Ali Chant (Aldous Harding, PJ Harvey, Katy J Pearson), the songs on Lets It In were recorded with no agenda other than the enjoyment of making music together. The resulting album is ultimately positive in outlook, centering around themes of falling in love, moments in places, light, breathing, walking, urban living and finding beauty in a sometimes heavy environment. 

Living together in a shared house in East London, frontman Nick Green and lead guitarist Josh Tyler would write songs together as an escape from the restlessness of the city. “A sort of meditation from the mess”, says Nick. With the arrival of the lockdown, their immediate surroundings became even more vivid and influential as spring turned to summer last year. “I’ve been reading about Psychogeography and the weird link between where you are and how you feel and how sometimes those two things can align to make you feel like you’re in a sweet spot just for a split second or an afternoon,” explains Josh.

For a band who is at their most comfortable writing songs together in a living room, swapping drum kits for cushions, it’s unsurprising that the music Breathe Panel produces is as rejuvenating to listen to as it is for them to produce. The result is a second album that sounds real and present in the moment, calling to mind the warm 90’s indie-rock of bands like Acetone and The Sea and Cake. Lets It In is here to soothe the collective soul in 2021. 

Live Dates
Sat 28 August / Totnes / Sea Change Presents
Mon 20 Sept / London / Rough Trade West (instore)
Tues 21 Sept / Bournemouth / Vinilo (lunchtime instore)
Tues 21 Sept / Southampton / Vinilo (evening instore)
Weds 22 Sept / Southsea / Pie & Vinyl (instore)
Thu 23 Sept / London / The Lexington
Fri 24 Sept / London / Flashback Records Shoreditch (instore)
Sat 25 Sept /  Bristol / Dot to Dot 2021
Sun 26 Sept / Notts  / Dot to Dot 2021
Sat 16 Oct / Leeds / Live at Leeds

Pre-order here: https://biglink.to/BreathePanelLetsItIn

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