The Monaghan multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist and producer Rachel Mae Hannon’s last single ‘Work It Out’ was a summery soul song addressing relationship issues.
For the followup, the aftermath of the relationship is the starting point for the song’s reflective nature, a neo-soulful tune co-written and produced with 1000 Beasts.
Of the song ‘Breathe’, Hannon says:
It’s about taking a moment to step back and managing anxieties towards the end of a frustrating relationship I had. ‘Breathe’ was a collaboration with producer 1000 Beasts. When he first sent me the instrumental, the main vocal hook ‘Breathe Deep’ naturally came out. I recorded the vocals in my small bedroom in Dublin during the first lockdown of the pandemic. The claustrophobic feel of my room, the lockdown restrictions, and my sentiments towards the relationship itself all inspired the lyrics.”
Sax playing by Dylan Howe of the band Rowan.
Listen to the song, before release tomorrow.
Rachel had a busy summer supporting HAIM in Dublin, duetting with Danny O’Reilly from The Coronas on RTÉ’s The Main Stage, and playing Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, Kaleidoscope, Indiependence and We’ve Only Just Begun.
Rachel Mae Hannon’s next live gig will be performing a headline show on the 1st of October in Workman’s Dublin.