Jesse Wild

Emily Breeze finds solace in reasonable functional expectations on “Ordinary Life”

With its bubbly bass, disco cadence and chiming guitars, Emily Breeze‘s new song “Ordinary Life” could easily moonlight for a Blondie tune… if said Blondie tune were to be narrated by Cruella De Vil. “I was a terrible waitress / and and even worse singer” she opens with her signature oozing deadpan.

But then she interjects herself: “And I didn’t care!” And thusly, a series of “bigger, brighter, better” misadventures lay waiting for her. That “glittering” future turns out to be… well, kind of a mixed bag of “widescreen high definition surround sound love affairs” and “low budged B-movie one night stands”. And as far as the Bristol-based artist is concerned, that’s perfectly ok.

Or as Emily herself puts it, “a reflection on a gloriously misspent youth and a celebration of the magic, misery, miracles and monotony that are sewn into the fabric of everyday existence where you are the hero of your own mythic quest. It’s a quest that involves biblical first loves and tragic one night stands, epic all nighters and the quiet desperation that follows as your dreams disperse like the fronds of a dandelion clock in the cold morning air. You blink, two decades have passed and you become the thing you always despised, a three dimensional, functional adult with reasonable expectations.”

Emily Breeze’s new record Rapture will be released via Sugar Shack Records in February 2023. There will be a music video for “Ordinary Life” out October 7th, but until then, check out the song below or on streaming outlets.

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