With over 100,000+ streams across Spotify, award-winning Canadian alt-folk rock-to-blues country duo Fresh Breath are sharing some fresh and positive perspective in their two new singles, “Tomorrow Today” and “Make It Together” — both available now.
“‘Tomorrow Today’ was written during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Katie Pascoe recalls. “Josh was playing the piano riff one day during our isolation, and I thought of the lyrics on the spot.
“The song is inspired directly by the health care heroes and front line workers out there that are choosing daily courage over fear, and fighting for our ‘Tomorrow Today.’”
“Production was unique to this track,” Josh Pascoe adds, citing the restrictions that come with social distancing and isolation. “We recorded at our home studio and shared the files to our producer, Brett Humber at Sound Foundry Studios.”
The video features a mindful cameo from Ann Pascoe, Josh’s mom, who is a sign language interpreter, and marks a way to share the inspiring message with as many people as possible. “The idea of including her came from watching press briefings and public announcements,” he explains. “The video was created at our home, with careful social distance practices in place.”
For “Make It Together,” the inspiration echoes a similar sentiment, even if the lyrics came from a different time. “I was using different arrangements Josh had been working with, and flipping through an old lyric journal,” Katie says. “I found a rough poem-style entry from a few years back and they happened to fit the guitar licks and chord progression.”
While the pair didn’t realize just how the words rose to the world’s current scenario until after the song was put together, that Women of Substance Radio says “this band delivers an encouraging message of hope and fortitude set to an upbeat and memorable melody” goes to show this is inherently who they are.
“We spread peace, love and Fresh Breath,” the Ontario-based husband and wife duo offer. “We’re all about no attitude, all gratitude.”
Their lyrics evoke everything from hard truths, to vulnerable moments of self-reflection, to inspiring ideologies on how to pick up and move on from the uncertainties of life.
That it’s packaged in a high-energy, infectiously listenable way makes it a force to be reckoned with.
Folk Roots Radio notes that they have “great energy, (and are a) great live band;” Buzz Music LA agrees, adding “good, high energy with an electrifying delivery… (Want) to see a performance like this live!”
93.9 The River / AM 800’s Dan Macdonald says “Fresh Breath is on FIRE on this new record,” citing their 2019 release, The Big Picture, which also received airplay on 99.1 CKXS, CJIM, CBC, and more. Previous albums have also included 2017’s Us Against The World, 2015’s A Dream That’s Not Followed… is a Dream That Is Lost, and 2010’s The Speed Of Sound.
“Tomorrow Today” and “Make It Together” are available now.