By Shiane Jacocks |Staff Writer|
Breathe Carolina is a unique American electric rock band from Denver, Colorado but doesn’t conform to society and is a genre all their own.
The website breathecarolina.net provides information about their band, music, tour dates, and states that they have 39,645 followers.
Our generation is expanding with different music and multiple varieties of genres.
The techno music and hypnotic auto- tunes have the same inspirational appeal as their older albums, but carry a new upbeat spark that gets the listeners’ bodies moving.
Breathe Carolina was known for their soft, mellow beat with light screaming, but their new album “Savages” is very different.
Michael Mayhem, an iTunes reviewer stated, “If you expected screaming in any songs, walk away now. Every other song on the album is pure electro-pop. No screams, no guitars. Just radio-friendly electric pop junk.”
The music varies from very catchy to deep and lyrical.
The band’s new album “Savages” brings a sense of harmonic with fearless lyrics such as,
“I won’t blackout this time, I’ve got nothing to waste, let’s go a little harder, I’m on fire, I won’t blackout, I’m on my way, I’m only getting started.”
These lyrics express confidence and motivation toward a goal, which can relate to a lot of students.
The band’s lyrics seem to provoke memories and a sense of freedom.
“When I think of Breathe Carolina, I think of middle school. I liked their music because it was as if they could write about any emotion, and it didn’t have to make sense,” said student Jhonea Davidson.
Davidson also said that their style changed from Alternative to Techno, but was relieved that they didn’t change who they are completely.
Some students even said it was along the lines of rebellion, as if they were going against society, but now the music is something you can dance to.
I analyzed both their older music and some of the new, but it seems like all their lyrics are powerful and expresses situations that people can relate to.
“Heart rate even, in my sleeps even, in my dreams, I skip to self-coma, push back around of the taste of your breath.”
The techno music is catchy, however, it drowns out the lyrics beneath them. I can picture the band playing at a concert, the feel of the heat of the crowd, and the great intensity of the band member’s faces.