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Song You Need to Know: The Buckleys, ‘Breathe’

Released on their highly-anticipated debut album, ‘Breathe’ sees The Buckleys creating a “musical prayer to the world”.

Francisco Tavoni*

After spending the years playing stages, winning over fans, and scoring constant radio airplay, last week saw family trio The Buckleys share their long-awaited debut album, Daydream.

A masterclass of songwriting with crossover appeal between the country and indie-rock genres, The Buckleys are likely on track for one of their most successful years to date. This time last year, the group had been celebrating their topping of the national country airplay chart, just months after signing with Petrol Records, who were priming the group for international success.

While the group have seen widespread acclaim for their album so far, no more is this international success seen than on their recent single, “Breathe”, which has received praise far and wide since its release in June.

“I wrote this last year at the time when our country was experiencing horrific bushfires,” explained lead vocalist Sarah Buckley. “It’s a message of strength, vulnerability, hurt, hope and moving forward.

“I find myself remembering these lyrics in moments where I just need to stop, close my eyes, listen to the sounds of world around me and just breathe.”

Written alongside Grammy-winning producer Chad Carlson, the track is a testament to the talent of The Buckleys, with the tune serving as something of a “musical prayer to the world”, with the group’s infectious performance style mixing with their world-class songwriting to create something truly special at a time when it’s needed most.

With Daydream officially released on Friday, September 25th, The Buckleys have just completed another chapter in their own personal success story. However, despite making positive and constant inroads into the US market, it’s simply the love of music that keeps the trio going.

“When the three of us get together, we love putting smiles on peoples’ faces and seeing them dancing and having a great time,” Sarah Buckley notes. “Music is so powerful and making people happy and making memories is definitely a place that we want to be.”

The Buckleys’ Daydream is officially out now via Petrol Records.