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CUTTS – Breathe

an authentically sentimental lament

Pop duo CUTTS have stepped outside of their electronic-music comfort zone for their newest release, ‘Breathe’. This emotional ballad is an all-consuming dance between vocals and piano, with an ethereal voice being guided by delicate, uncomplicated instrumentation.

The song is driven by the purity of feeling; exposing the intricacy of nostalgia, longing and despair, all the while resonating simplicity. Each verse reveals such lyrical detail, yet is contrasted by mesmerising, incomprehensible grief featured in the chorus. The track builds upon itself, little by little, almost unnoticeable; creating a movement through the song which is as natural and ever-flowing as human emotion.

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The track builds upon itself, little by little, almost unnoticeable; creating a movement through the song which is as natural and ever-flowing as human emotion.

The vocals are incredibly haunting, reverberating through the space between words and fading into the distance, only to be replaced by increased passion time and time again. The middle 8 is perhaps the most remarkable element; the voice suddenly becomes close to uncontrollable, reflecting that of an individual who is too broken to continue. Here, the overwhelming sense of grief is almost agonizing, but for this reason is completely and utterly addictive.

With the rawness of transparent emotion and the simplicity of instrumentation, ‘Breathe’ is a song that truly takes your breath away; an authentically sentimental lament that is directly from the soul of a grieving human.

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Amy Heather
the authorAmy Heather
Reviewer & playlister
Singer, writer & all-round music addict. In her final year studying music at the University of Westminster. She runs both a personal and a music blog, as well as writes and releases her own material. She’s a big fan of music from the 50s/60s, but will probably love anything that has a great melody or message behind it. Not a fan of death metal. It scares her.

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