New York quartet Darlin! The Band have released their heartfelt and vibrant new single, “Breathe” today. The dazzling track arrives alongside a colorful, playful music video, directed by Phe Studios, which finds the band reenacting 80s exercise classes. Watch it now below.
Written about living at the intersection of having a Grindr account and an anxiety disorder, “Breathe” follows vocalist Michael Doshier on his voyage to connection, from linking with strangers online to trying to eliminate long-held fears of intimacy and craft a valuable relationship.
“It is about my experience being terrified to meet up with people on dating apps – out of fear of connection, or out of fear of letting them down and not meeting their expectations – or feeling like I wouldn’t ‘know what I was doing’,” Michael says. “In the verses, I’m saying that even if I were to get everything else in my life figured out, I would still never get over this particular anxiety, as it is too massive and all-encompassing.”