When Jennifer Warnes released her 2018 album Another Time, Another Place
after a 17-year absence, she opened it with this song. She explained in a Songfacts interview
: "When I looked for songs for this record, I wanted to find narratives that rang true with my age and era, life experience and spiritual position. Because I don't write as much as others, finding those songs was very hard, because a lot of the people who might be writing those songs aren't writing as much. So I had to go to the younger writers to find subjects that had resonance for me. And 'Just Breathe' did."
"I also liked it because it was unconventional," she added. "It doesn't sound like an ordinary song. It's an unconventional way to speak to someone, and I liked that. And the subject of mortality is on everybody's mind at one time or another, so it was a universal theme, just like love and loss. So I thought it was time for us to talk about that in a simple way, an easy-to-approach way."