YOVANNI’s Breathe is an engrossing effort that completely subverts expectation about proper roles for vocals and instrumentation. During his latest, YOVANNI is able to add considerable harmonies to the ambient soundscape that is built up. At the same time, there is an interaction present that has the single’s instrumentation interlace itself nicely with the lyrics. With nods to classic rock (the more trippy Pink Floyd and early Genesis), electronic (Massive Attack), and Brit-pop, Breathe is one of those rare singles in which everyone will find something to appreciate. Make sure to make it through to the last minute of the song, as the glorious rising and falling of the arrangements will stick with fans long after the song ceases to play.
YOVANNI “Breathe” / Facebook