“Do you wanna breathe easy?” goes the refrain to “Breathe Easy” from Fellow Creatures, and coming from them, it sounds like the most alluring proposal ever. Yes. Yes I do. Show me the way.
The song doesn’t offer up any clear cut answers, just a gallivanting weird-pop run through layered synth textures and percussion leading up to the gloriously repeated interrogative.
“‘Breathe Easy’ is a song about doubt, geography and trying too hard, the D.C. group’s Will McKindley-Ward explains. “A couple moves from suburbia to the city to the country, seeking a good place and finding mostly each other, each time, starting over. Square One is a funny place to be. It’s so uncomplicated and empty. We don’t want to be there until we’ve left.”
Fellow Creatures’ debut self-titles album is out April 6, 2016.
Photo by Michael Snyder