breathe. share new single ‘Grace’ in tribute to survival, strength, queerness and community

July 24, 2020

breathe. today share their fourth single, ‘Grace‘, with a powerful message and stunning visual. Dedicated to Tommy Walker, the twin of band member Sean Walker, ‘Grace is another pristine offering of aching, late-night soul, marrying a shuffling backbeat withreverb-laden guitars and pianos. Listen HERE and watch HERE

Says Sean of the background behind the track: “In December of 2018, my twin Tommy was found unconscious on the side of the road after a horrific motorcycle accident. The night of the incident, an incredible team of paramedics, nurses and doctors worked tirelessly to bring them back. As I sat in the intensive care unit, I was told that they might not wake up, and I had to contemplate the devastating possibility of losing my other half. This film is a celebration of Tommy’s survival and strength, their queerness, and their community who love and care deeply for them.

The music video, a loving tribute to Tommy, combines the duo’s minimal, slow-burning electronic soul with their eye for atmospheric, emotive cinematography. Ultimately, it’s a meditation on what it means to be free and alive in a body.  The visual features Tommy dancing inside Sydney’s Red Rattler Theatre, a space that Sean says “is important to Tommy and to Sydney’s queer community… where Tommy feels safe and comfortable to be wholeheartedly and completely themselves – a place where they found their family, and their identity.” Alone and framed by house lights, Tommy captures the bliss found in these liberatory spaces through the movement of their own body. “After spending months in a wheelchair with a broken back, ribs and pelvis, nerve damage, and brain injury”, Sean concludes, “Tommy can once again move and express themselves freely, and the video celebrates this.”

breathe.’s first three offerings ‘Are You All Good?‘, ‘London‘ and ‘Haze‘, have been featured across XLR8R, Complex, Hypebeast, Line of Best Fit, triple j, and more. Their music has also been synced across TV including spots on Elite (Netflix), Couples Therapy (Showtime), What/If (Netflix), and The Kept Woman, among others.

Grace is out now, buy/stream it here. 

PRAISE FOR BREATHE.

“Stunning”
Hypebeast

“Late night emotion”
XLR8R

“chillingly soulful”
Complex

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