The group Breathe Carolina is back with an effervescent mix of electro and pop-punk on their new album Hell Is What You Make It, featuring the raucous single “Blackout.”
“I won’t blackout!” yells Breathe Carolina singer Dave Schmitt on the song’s chorus. This sentiment succinctly summarizes the track’s party-on-the-verge-of-excess attitude. With the energy of a punk band and the heavy bass of an electronic producer, Breathe Carolina certainly bring the party.
Formed in Denver, Colorado during 2007, the two band members, Dave Schmitt and Kyle Even, recorded some songs on Garageband and posted them on a Myspace page. Their rise to fame was like the Myspace fairytale that every band dreams of. By 2009, their songs had received over 30 million plays and they released their first EP, Gossip, on iTunes. Since then they’ve released two other LP’s besides Hell Is What You Make It and have toured all over the USA.
Breathe Carolina is determined to bring their party to the masses, and when you listen to “Blackout,” with its searing synths, emotive vocals and deep, thumping bass, its hard not to get caught up in the rush.