Fresh Breath air their positive perspective in the new singles Tomorrow Today and Make It Together — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Tomorrow Today was written during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” recalls Katie Pascoe, whose husband Josh is the other half of the award-winning roots duo from Kingsville, Ont. “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 adds, citing the restrictions that come with social distancing and isolation. “We recorded at our home studio and shared the files to our producer, Brett Humber at Sound Foundry Studios.” The video also features a mindful cameo from Ann Pascoe, Josh’s mom, who is a sign language interpreter, and marks a way to share the inspiring message with as many people as possible. “The idea of including her came from watching press briefings and public announcements,” Josh explains. “The video was created at our home, with careful social distance practices in place.”
For Make It Together, the inspiration echoes 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 says. “I found a rough poem-style entry from a few years back and they happened to fit the guitar licks and chord progression.”
“We spread peace, love and Fresh Breath,” the Ontario-based husband and wife duo offer. “We’re all about no attitude, all gratitude.” Their lyrics evoke everything from hard truths, to vulnerable moments of self-reflection, to inspiring ideologies on how to pick up and move on from the uncertainties of life. That it’s packaged in a high-energy, infectiously listenable way makes it a force to be reckoned with.