Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Grant Harris formed electro-pop outfit Breathe Electric in 2007 and soon after released the debut self-produced EP Honestly. Harris quickly gained momentum with extensive touring playing alongside bands such as Never Shout Never, The Secret Handshake and Automatic Loveletter to name a few, as well as dates on this past summer’s Vans Warped Tour transforming each show into a non-stop dance party. Within a year, Honestly would sell over 20,000 single downloads from iTunes and 5,000 physical copies independently through touring, online retailers including Smartpunk.com, and Hot Topic locations across the country.
After garnering recognition from various established music webzines including Absolutepunk.net and being noted as a “Buzz Seeker” artist on The Daily Chorus, Harris entered into the studio with Producer Ian Kirkpatrick to record the latest installment of infectious pop that would become the Emotion EP.
The album opens with the title track that immediately grasps the listener with an upbeat anthem that sets the tone for the record. The EP continues with a guest appearance by Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s on the song “What Would You Say?” only solidifying the band’s indie/pop credibility. Songs like “The Average” and “Let Go” are sure to start a dance epidemic with catchy sing-a-long choruses bringing the party to your stereo. Breathe Electric’s diverse sound is showcased with “The Best Of All” and the closing epic “The Endless Fight” which both display Harris’ dynamic range and ability to combine everything from electro-pop to indie rock.
Breathe Electric will continue to tour in support of Emotion bringing their energetic live show to a town near you. Be sure to check out Breathe Electric’s MySpace page for their current tour schedule and updates from the band at www.myspace.com/breatheelectric.Links