Premiere: Stream ‘Breathe,’ a New Feel-Good Single from Pablo Cruise – the Band’s First Studio Single Since 1983


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It can be tough, especially lately, to get caught up in all the mess, the frenzy, the furor of 2020 and all of its problems — but it’s helpful to take time out and breathe. That important message is at the heart of the new single from Pablo Cruise, which returns this week with its first studio single since 1983.

Yes, Pablo Cruise — the San Francisco pop/rock group with five singles that landed in the Top 25 of the Billboard charts over the years — is back.

Featuring lead vocals from Wyckoff, “Breathe” is an anthem of positivity released during a time in which we can all use a bit of a “time-out.” Listen to the track below, via Rock Cellar’s exclusive premiere:

In 2020, Pablo Cruise is:

David Jenkins – Guitar/Vocals
Cory Lerios – Piano/Keys/Vocals
Larry Antonino – Bass/Vocals
Robbie Wyckoff – Vocals/Percussion
Sergio Gonzalez – Drums/Percussion

“Breathe” may be the first new music from Pablo Cruise in almost 30 years, but the band has remained heavy on the live touring circuit in recent years … until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, of course. That adherence to the live show in turn prompted the decision to record a new song:

“Our fans ask us all the time, ‘When are you guys going to give us some new music?’” says keyboardist, singer and founding member Cory Lerios. “We broke up for a time, but since we got back together in 2005 our focus has been primarily on live shows. Fans pack our concerts. There’s so much joy and excitement at Pablo’s live shows that we haven’t prioritized writing new music. So this song, I think, signals a change.”

As the song makes quite clear, its focus is on taking a breather from the stresses of this current time in history:

“People are stressed-out, cooped up and tired. They need something to lift them up,” Lerios says. “Pablo Cruise has always been about positive, affirmative lyrics, and ‘Breathe’ continues that tradition. Everybody from therapists to the Dali Lama will tell you that we just need to breathe during hard times. Everybody just wants a break.”

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  • John Ostlund says:

    “Breathe” will make its radio debut on K-Jewel 105.5, Friday morning at 7:30am PST. We’ll include interview segments with founding members, Cory Lerios and David Jenkins prior to its first AirPlay. Stream k-Jewel at http://www.kjwl.com.

  • Janice says:

    Great song! Ive been in love with this group since I saw them at Sahara Tahoe in the 80’s and all iver California!


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