My Idea, the duo of Lily Konigsberg and Nate Amos, have shared another single from their upcoming debut LP CRY MFER. It’s called ‘Breathe You’, and it arrives with a music video directed by Amos’ Water From Your Eyes bandmate Rachel Brown. Watch and listen below.
“‘Breathe You’ was never really intended to be on the album. I made the hook/beat in the middle of a night when I was unable to sleep and sent it to Lily as a sort of ‘check out how ridiculous this is’ joke; she recorded the verses and sent it back within a day,” Amos explained in a statement, continuing:
This was during a really difficult time for both of us and we were processing our emotions in very different ways – I buried my sadness inside of humour and Lily wore hers on her sleeve. After it was finished we both forgot about it for months, eventually adding it to the album at the request of a few trusted friends. In spite of the absurdity of the song at a basic level it ended up being as honest and accurate as anything we’ve made, and it took us months to realise that. Usually I hand off my vocal parts to Lily, but this is one of a few moments where my demo vocals remain in the final cut. We are both really really proud of this song. It is not particularly easy for either of us to listen to but we hope that you (!) like it and find some consolation in it (whatever you may be dealing with at this time).
CRY MFER comes out on April 22 via Hardly Art. It includes the previously unveiled ‘Crutch’ and the title track.