Award-winning Canadian alt-roots duo Fresh Breath is sharing some fresh and positive perspective in its two new singles, “Tomorrow Today” and “Make It Together,” which are both out now.
“‘Tomorrow Today’ was written during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Katie Pascoe recalled. “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 added, citing the restrictions that come with social distancing and isolation. “We recorded at our home studio and shared the files with our producer, Brett Humber at Sound Foundry Studios.”
The video features a cameo from Ann Pascoe, Josh’s mom, who is a sign language interpreter, and who helps share the inspiring message with as many people as possible.
“The idea of including her came from watching press briefings and public announcements,” he explained. “The video was created at our home with careful social distance practices in place.”
For “Make It Together,” the inspiration comes from 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 said. “I found a rough poem-style entry from a few years back, and they happened to fit the guitar licks and chord progression.”
All of Fresh Breath’s lyrics evoke hard truths, vulnerable moments of self-reflection, and inspiring ideologies on how to pick up and move on from the uncertainties of life.
That they’re packaged in a high-energy, infectiously listenable way makes them a force to be reckoned with.
“Tomorrow Today” and “Make It Together” are available now.