Tame Impala’s brand new album ‘The Slow Rush’ released on February 14, 2020, and one of the most impressive tracks on it is titled “Breathe Deeper.” The Q Magazine identified this song as “brilliant new Tame Impala.” So let’s dig into this new brilliance and discover what this song means.
‘The Slow Rush’ is Tame Impala’s fourth studio album and produced several singles such as “Borderline,” “It Might Be Time,” “Posthumous Forgiveness” and “Lost In Yesterday” prior to the album release.
On Apple Music, Kevin Parker left a note about this song; “First time. I need to be guided. Everything feels new. Like a single-cell organism granted one day as a human. We’re all together. Why isn’t it always like this?”
On “Breathe Deeper,” Kevin advises us how breath control can help us get through any strenuous situation in life. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Tame Impala commented that he got the idea for this song while being “high and walking down the road.”
Listen to “Breathe Deeper” by Tame Impala
Kevin questions a third person if they believed that he could not keep up with the stresses of life! Kevin responds that he believes he can. What if we were meant to feel strenuous every day of our lives? From getting shots at the doctor to the first day of school to the first day of work to your wedding day to seeing your parents pass away, the stresses never end. But it is not like we can avoid any of these either. What you can do is take a deep breath and say you believe you can do this!
On the only verse of the song, Tame Impala suggests us to breather deeper and face life. When you panic, when you build up stress and when you rage, take a moment to yourself and breathe. It will surely help.
Tame Impala only welcomes those who have calmed down to his life. He asks to come find him only when we are through the breathing exercise. Then “we can be as one.”
We are all adults in this world and it is high time we start acting like it. Emotions such as stress, anger, jealousy, and hatred belong to the kids. Throw them away so we can all be as one.
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