Washington born and bred singer-songwriter Carmen Jane creates dark and atmospheric pop that is touching and raw. Her latest single "How To Breathe" is the second track of the year from the prolific songwriter who also just released the single "Blame You" in February.
"How To Breathe" is an autobiographical song, all about dealing with the loss of someone you are closest with. In the new single, Carmen Jane takes listeners on a journey of emotions and to the darkest moments of her personal grief when her father unexpectedly passed away in 2020. With lyrics including, "I don't have the air / I don't, don't know how to breathe / breathe in like before," Jane expresses how deep the pain runs from her loss, and the shock that can ensue, even disrupting our own physical being. Sonically, "How To Breathe" highlights her angelic vocals over a sparse production of emotive piano chords and moody guitars. The raw emotion found in her voice is as captivating as it is heart wrenching.
The accompanying visuals begin with old video footage of Jane as a child with her beloved father, and soon cuts to her alone in her bedroom in the dark singing. The viewer can feel the tremendous sadness she is feeling as well as her fond memories of someone she loved so much.
Carmen Jane has immersed herself in music at an early age. In 2020 she finally had the bravery to share her own musical vision, releasing her debut single "Your Madness". Aiming to create music that is not only cinematic but also equally tender, Carmen Jane flawlessly mixes indie pop, soul and rock for a unique sound all of her own.
Take a listen to "How To Breathe" now and remember that with great love can come great pain.