Breathe

Album: Innerstanding (2015)
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  • This was the first song that Maverick Sabre wrote for Innerstanding and it provided the direction he needed for the rest of the album. The most personal lyrics he has written to date, it gave Sabre a new perspective on a relationship he'd been in. The track marked a new course for an artist who had favored socially conscious lyrics on his previous albums.
  • The song was sparked by the aftermath of a weekend-long stag party in a rented castle in Barcelona. "When I came back I was a bit worse for wear and went straight into a session and maybe it broke down my barriers a bit more when I was writing," Sabre recalled to The Independent. "It all seemed to click into place and I realised what I wanted to write about and I knew exactly what I wanted the album to sound like."

    "It was the first time that I knew I wanted the record to be the understanding of myself," he added. "It took for me to write that song to realise that something had actually started to change within me."
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