“Respirate” delivers an alt-country and folk ballad with that familiar delivery from Evan Stephens Hall and plenty of an emotional punch – not to mention some relevant lyrics about our current state. Not the surprise of no one, it’s another winning effort from Pinegrove.
About the song, Hall provides some more insight:
“With ‘Respirate,’ I was thinking about the opportunity we had in the chaos Covid brought to redesign society so that it works well for more people, but that instead what’s unfolding is a doubling down on the same bent and venal structures that have resulted in so much inequity in the first place,” stated singer/guitarist Evan Stephens Hall. “So, how can we compassionately respond to such cold and blatant greed? How can we make sure to look out for one another in the absence of meaningful leadership and materially significant policy? We’ve been stranded but we will look out for each other – what choice do we have? The song is a reminder that we’re in this together.”
Enjoy a listen to “Respirate” now below.