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Single Review: Breathe by Knuckle Puck



So Knuckle Puck released a new song just under two weeks ago, and it featured Derek Sanders. I love Knuckle Puck and I love Derek (frontman of Mayday Parade if you're unfamiliar) so I had super high hopes, so the question is did Breathe meet my expectations or not? 

I like it, it's not doing the same thing that Tune You Out did for me, however. I like it quite a lot. It's still very much pop-punk, on the softer side without being anything less than pop-punk. I like the lyrics, I think there are some really nice lines in this track, one of my favourite lines that comes from this track is "when all you need is just beyond your reach, just don't forget to breathe" that's such a nice line. It's a comforting line, and I am a sucker for a nice comforting set of lyrics. I do love lyrics to be a comfort blanket, because, it gives you that connection to a track. No matter what that connection is, it's an amazing feeling to have that connection with music, and that is one of the most beautiful things about this track. It's a comfort blanket, so yes, it isn't Disdain, it isn't Double Helix, it isn't Tune You Out, it's Breathe and it's a beautiful track that you can feel some comfort in. 

When Derek starts singing, as you can imagine, I cry a little on the inside, and when you take into account that Derek Sanders the frontman of Mayday Parade features on this track, it becomes clear that this is the sort of song that Derek's voice suits. Obviously, Mayday Parade is known to be quite an emotional band, and this is an emotional song in a way because it's got that rawness to it. So, when you hear Derek sing on it, it's one of the most complimentary features there's been on a song (in my opinion). During the part that Derek features on, we come to another one of my favourite lines in the song and that's "I'm an individual, all I ever asked for was respect, remind me once again to breathe".

It is an incredible track that shows off just how beautiful Joe and Nick's voices are, and Derek's voice is complimentary with their vocals. It just works well, so no, it isn't Tune You Out, it's softer than that. It's in no way a slow, sad, soft song. It's a beautiful track, and I do like it a lot. Of the three singles, it's not my favourite, but it's just as worthy as Tune You Out because it's equally as good, just in a softer way. They're completely different songs so it isn't fair to compare them. 

I'll give it a 4.5 out of 5 lemons. It gets the extra .5 because it's got Derek in it, and it works so well together! I'm super excited for the new album and to see how the other songs compare to the singles. 

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