Video Of The Week #237: Emily Breeze - Ordinary Life

Video Of The Week #237: Emily Breeze – Ordinary Life

Emily Breeze is a fascinating auteur, hailing from Bristol her music always scratches below the surface and fantastic new single ‘Ordinary Life’ is no exception, a reflection on a misspent youth and faded dreams. Simmering on a bed of tremulous guitars and underpinned by a tremendous throb, Breeze’s spoken narrative is both intensely personal zooming in on the tiny moments of wonder, amidst the monotony of the everyday grind in the verses.

Listening to it, she is at a friend’s 40th birthday party, having spent years following the constant burning magic of creativity despite the dead ends it can lead you down. When the song reaches the bittersweet sing-along chorus hoisted aloft of scything guitars it’s a widescreen epic. Sitting in the gutter staring at the stars, and realising there’s nothing wrong with living an ordinary life, after all.

Recorded and produced at the legendary Rockfield Studios by Stew Jackson (Massive Attack), mastered by Pete Maher (Pixies, Jack White, The Rolling Stones) it features all star players Rob Norbury (lead guitar), Andy Sutor (drums), Graham Dalzell (bass) and Helen Stanley (synth).

Watch the brilliant surreal animated video below, directed by Ben Fairclough. Breeze says “I reached out to Ben after watching the Warmduscher “Wild Flowers” video and am extremely pleased that he said yes. His stuff reminds me of Basquiat, Monty Python, Ralph Steadman, all the good shit!”

Ordinary Life is the opening track to Emily’s third solo album Rapture which she describes as “A collection of coming-of (middle) age stories which celebrate flamboyant failure, excess and acceptance”, due for release January 2023. Breeze has been picking up radio play on BBC 6 Music lately, for an artist who has been chipping away for years its attention she so richly deserves.

Video Of The Week #237: Emily Breeze - Ordinary Life

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