“Hottest Creatives to Watch in 2021.” The Australian
“Breathe seems built for American radio and stardom.” Sydney Morning Herald
“A blend of Country, Pop, Indie and Americana with a sprinkle of Fleetwood Mac…” Honey Pop
Today, Byron Bay siblings, THE BUCKLEYS release a remixed version of their second worldwide and fourth Australian single, “Breathe,” via Petrol Records / Universal Music Australia / UMe that is set to hit commercial radio this week.
View BREATHE newsclip video HERE
View “Breathe” LYRIC VIDEO HERE
Listen to “Breathe” HERE
The single was recorded and co-written by Sarah Buckley and two-time Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Chad Carlson, whose credits include Taylor Swift, Jewel and the Hunger Games soundtrack.
“‘Breathe’ was our musical prayer to the world,” explains THE BUCKLEYS singer Sarah Buckley. “I wrote this song at a time when Australia was experiencing devastating bushfires. It was 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.
Today this song has a far more personal meaning to us. This track was our label chairman and mentor Chris Murphy’s favourite song on our album, his passing earlier this year has been incredibly difficult to come to terms with, we performed the song at his funeral, and now it will always hold a very special place in our hearts.”
The equally emotive “Breathe” music video was created by Louis Murphy the son of the late Chris Murphy and creative direction was provided by Amy Tinkham, who Chris had formed an incredible partnership with. Amy took the lead as the Creative and Live Show Director for The BUCKLEYS album performance, DAYDREAM AT THE CHURCH, Live from Byron Bay.
“It was a wonderful experience to collaborate with both the band and the incredible mastermind that is Chris Murphy. Collectively, we brought his vision to life and created the perfect foundation for THE BUCKLEYS to showcase their music, sound and style in a unique and authentic presentation live from Byron Bay.” Said, Amy Tinkham.
Adds Linda Kury, VP Commercial Partnerships & Label Relations, UMG, “I have had the pleasure of watching THE BUCKLEYS develop an ever-growing fan base in Australia, the US and worldwide. The pandemic limited their ability to tour, but they launched their first single and toured the world, all virtually from Byron Bay. At every virtual club show, radio station visit, press interview and fan listening party, they have won over people with their music and charismatic personalities. They have built solid relationships due to their natural talent and sincere enthusiasm. Now, we look forward to introducing them in person to their fans around the globe.
Over the past year THE BUCKLEYS have continued to impact the Australian and global media, their recent release of their up-tempo track “Money” saw the band transition to commercial radio and the young trio celebrated a series of additions across various radio networks.
Sarah Buckley has also spent the past 12 months working on her song writing and was this week shortlisted for the 2021 APRA Professional Development Awards that will be announced later this month.
Promoters began to book the rising stars on major festival stages and the band were recently announced to play at Byron Bay’s iconic Bluesfest in October later this year, Gympie and Savannah.
“Every so often, something special comes along. Something so cool and authentic that the world has no choice but to sit up and take notice. THE BUCKLEYS are that special something.” American Songwriter