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Offline laoghaire

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Breathe inspirations
« on: January 02, 2019, 01:43:37 PM »
From the very first time I ever heard Breathe (only a few months ago actually) I felt like parts were very familiar, inspired by older works. Specifically the These Days part. Anyone know of similar sounding work? I just can't put my finger on it.

But today I just realized another possible inspiration: These Days by REM. oh, they are entirely different songs, but here is what is similar to me:

- Overall Breathe seems to have an REM sound maybe?
- The These Days refrain (in lyric only, not melody)
- The references to then number three
- This is vague but both songs refer to joy and the spread of it

Other ideas? Wish I could identify what seemed so familiar to me.



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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 07:11:08 PM »
It's such a unique piece of work.  Very grand in its scale with lots of mood and tempo changes.  In that respect, perhaps a bit Beatlesque?  A Day in the Life?

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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 05:50:07 AM »
Definitely similarities to Australiana by Austen Tayshus.

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Well, both songs include the word cockatoo. I don't think the Beatles ever used it.

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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 06:59:15 PM »
Not many have dared to use the word cockatoo in a rock song, lol. 
   Trivia fact:  who used the word "placenta" in a song?

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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 07:39:49 PM »
Easy: Live, in the song Lightning Crashes.

I really like that song, it's a lovely piece.

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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 07:41:23 PM »
A PHILANDERER'S TIE, A MURDERER'S SHOE

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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 03:46:59 PM »
Laoghaire, you're right.  It is a lovely song.

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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 08:06:08 PM »
The connections between Breathe and REM are simple. Both use stream of consciousness lyrical style. Used by James Joyce who popularized the style and who was an influence on both U2 and REM and Patti Smith. See the REM song Ebow the letter.

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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 09:13:25 PM »
Yeah that's on my favorite REM album.

Speaking of which. Does anyone think Gone and Leave have any similarity?

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Re: Breathe inspirations
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 11:09:59 AM »
It reminds me of Subterranean Homesick Blues...
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