Singaporean singer-songwriter DEON has released his brand new single, ‘Breathe In’.
Made available on all major digital streaming platforms, ‘Breathe In’ heralds DEON’s latest chapter of discovery and renewal in tough times.
Known to blend earnest and heartfelt melodies with evocative lyrics, ‘Breathe In’ is DEON’s personal commitment to take time to process feelings, thoughts, and staying centered and calm in the eye of the storm; the track features the rhythmic mellow push and pull syncopation, signifying the internal thoughts of processing one’s feelings and thoughts, while blending in with the calmness in DEON’s voice.
“With everything happening at once at that point in time, I wrote ‘Breathe In’ on an exceptionally emotional night to remind myself to stay calm, be centered, and to inject some courage into my decisions – I cemented my decision to leave my job that very night. While developing this track in the context of the pandemic, I understood the full weight of this piece as a reminder to be steady when difficulties hit,” DEON shares, hoping to provide a safe space of empathy for listeners.
“The vibe of the single was based on my experiences travelling with my close friends and musicians to Great Ocean Road in 2018 and visiting Odaiba’s (Tokyo) teamLab Borderless exhibition while on tour in 2019. Australia’s stunning scenery and open spaces have a way of calming my soul, and wandering through larger-than-life visuals in Tokyo while being fully immersed in a sensory overload tore down my walls and brought upon a huge emotional release. I felt entirely in touch with my spirit then – to feel vulnerable, yet calm, this inspired the direction for ‘Breathe In’.”
An accompanying lyric video for ‘Breathe In’ will be released on 10 September 2021. The video teases elements of visuals that comprise animal motifs for his upcoming EP – an illustrated reference of loved ones who have passed in recent years. The video records the physical representation of committing memory to skin – with the singer-songwriter getting tattooed.