Fresh Breath releases the title track from their forcoming album, Through My Window
An electric riff breezes through your speakers. It’s accompanied by melodic, laid-back, charming vocals. It’s Fresh Breath, and their single “Through My Window, ”the title track off their full-length album. And it’s a feel-good, lush, alt-country, contemporary song about growing up, and being okay with it.
Josh and Katie Pascoe are the husband-and-wife dynamic duo behind Fresh Breath. And the pair are exactly that. Their approach to songwriting and performing has garnered them praise and accolades over their decade-long career as a formidable staple in the music community in Canada. Through My Window, due in November, serves as the follow-up to their “pandemic piece,” How Did I Get Here, the six-song EP that earned several award nominations with The International Singer Songwriter Association and with The Canadian Independent Music Video Awards.
Now armed with the “Through My Window” single, the pair has turned out another track prepped for the listener’s replay button.
“This song was inspired by artist Madison Cunningham,” said Katie. “After hearing one of her incredible guitar riffs, Josh started playing with a new spark. By the time the riff was created, Josh had already produced a rough demo for the song in our home studio. When he played it for me, I instantly started singing the lyrics out loud. The words just slipped out, as soon as I opened my mouth. As if the idea had been waiting in the wings for years. With a few tweaks and changes here and there, the whole song was recorded as a demo within an hour.”
Later, the group re-recorded the track in studio with their full band and producer Brett Humber of Sound Foundry Studios.
The track is a head-swaying, groove-infused, campfire, open-road, late night cocktail jam – building to a rushing crescendo.
Laid down in the studio with accompaniment from John Huff on drums and vocals, Ken Ross on bass and vocals, and Brett Humber on synth, midi, guitar and vocals, Through My Window has a “rock n roll edge” running through the entire record.
“You can hear the sweat drip from Josh’s fingers as he slides on guitar,” Katie said.
Added Josh, “The breath work in Katie’s shivering flute solos will make the hair stand on your arms. The pounce of the rhythm section drives steady like a well-oiled machine as John and Ken play off each other in real time.”