Montreal's Young Galaxy are back with an independently-released electro-pop single, "Catch Your Breath." And I'm loving the direction it implies for the rest of their upcoming album, Down Time, out on April 6.
It might seem at first to be about the breathlessness of being in love, but this song is actually about modern day politics. The band says:
Catch Your Breath was written for that feeling of arrival at the frontier - a place outside the wave of fear, corruption, and capitalist greed we are used to living within. It is about the rush and respite of breaking away from expectations, about stepping over the threshold into the natural, the unknown, in order to inhabit it and learn to thrive.
It's refreshing to have a really good band write about something other than romantic emotions, and do it well. Perhaps it will be part of the soundtrack to positive political progress this year.