Fresh Breath ponder where they’ve been, where they are and where they’re headed on their new EP How Did I Get Here — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest release from married musicians KT and Josh Pascoe, the six-track set reflects on their relationship — from the days when they first met, to their take on a world navigating isolation, and even venturing deep into the darkness they were forced to brave in order to keep their own lights shining. All in all, How Did I Get Here is proving to be the Kingsville, Ontario pair’s most revolutionary release yet.
“It’s no secret our world has changed,” Josh marvels, “and when you read through the track list of the album, it pretty much sums up what we went through in 2020.” Adds KT: “It’s like the World Gone Crazy, so we Find Our Way Home and worry there’s a Rumour Going Round about You & Me. And then, when we reminisce about When We First Met, it’s hard not to think: How Did I Get Here?”
“This wasn’t actually planned!” the two insist. “We organized the tracks for the first time like this and, as we listened to the album as a whole, the flow of songs just worked so well. It all seemed too good to be true, so we stuck with it!”
That sentiment — the organic ease of things falling into place just as they should — ripples through the duo’s entire approach. But make no mistake; they know exactly what they’re doing. Between Josh’s prowess on the guitar, bass, drums and harmonica, and KT’s immersive, enveloping vocals, they are a finely matched pair of talents.
It doesn’t stop there; KT also designed the artwork for How Did I Get Here. “The idea behind the crows on the cover comes from the second track on the release, and could be said to represent Josh and I,” she explains, referencing Find Your Way Home. “It’s a song about wondering what it would be like if you were on Earth as something other than human … A line in the song reads, ‘I’d rather be a crow, on the side of the road; just picking at a carcass, minding cars as they go.’ By adding the windmills, farm fields, and telephone poles, I also wanted to represent the reality of our rural setting since we stayed so close to home during this pandemic.”