Australian three-piece, THE BUCKLEYS, today release their second worldwide and fourth Australian single, “Breathe,” via Petrol Records / Universal Music Australia / Ume.
The new soul-stirring track comes nestled in an equally emotive video that showcases a haunting and impassioned side of the band’s pop Americana trademark which they call “hippie country.”
“Breathe” was recorded and co-written by Sarah Buckley and two times Grammy winning producer and engineer Chad Carlson, whose credits include Taylor Swift, Jewel and the Hunger Games soundtrack.
“‘Breathe’ is our musical prayer to the world,” explains The Buckleys singer Sarah Buckley. “I wrote this last year at the time when our country was experiencing horrific bushfires. It’s a message of strength, vulnerability, hurt, hope and moving forward. I find myself remembering these lyrics in moments where I just need to stop, close my eyes, listen to the sounds of world around me and just breathe.”
The emotionally vulnerable ballad hopes to help people connect and find hope in our current times and has been instantly added to Australia’s largest Country playlists on Spotify and Apple as well as an across the board add with ABC Country.
The release of “Breathe,” follows their monumental and ground-breaking world virtual tour where the band became one of the first to capture a global audience and achieved a ‘virtual reach’ of more than 4 million. Presented by Live Nation, the world virtual tour was developed in conjunction with Live Nation and the band’s record label, Petrol Records and US label, UMe. Performing individually curated shows for specific regions of the U.S. (and later, the world) which were streamed through Live Nation and House of Blues’ local affiliates as well as the newly launched Live From Home platform, the rising hippie country siblings were able to recreate the personalised “live” experience during a time of social distancing.
The band kicked off their second run of shows with a virtual performance in India on Friday.
“India has such a rich culture of music and art, we are excited that through technology we can connect with you from all the way here in Australia. Not to mention, one of our favourite bands, the Beatles, wrote much of ‘the white album’ in India… so we’ll most definitely have to play Beatles in this set for you Beatles fans like us! We can’t wait,” said The Buckleys ahead of their India show.
All of The Buckleys virtual performances with Live Nation are available on the band’s YouTube channel HERE