Zach James Douglas Leads New EP Release with ‘I’d Breathe For You’

Irish producer Zach James Douglas has returned with a sterling offering in the form of ‘I’d Breathe For You’, shifting from irresistible, groovy guitarwork to blossoming choruses as he unearths feelings of loss of sense of self over the pandemic. The single also boasts collaboration with Honas, a multi-million streaming artist in his own right.

The EP sees Zach search for change in the most unpredictable of times, channeling love, anxiety and affection into an all-encompassing EP that sees every facet of his psyche come to the forefront. Production wise, ‘4X2’ is strong, taking inspiration from veteran electronic producers with Zach’s own, deeply personal, spin.

Discussing the single, Zach James Douglas explains: 

“I wrote ”I’d Breathe For You” as a way to address the mental drain that comes with the search for a sustainable, intimate connection during lockdown and the excitement and rejuvenation that is gained from encountering someone who you feel is truly special.” 

Revealing more about he EP he shares:

“”4×2” is unlike anything I’ve ever written before. I’m usually quite an autobiographical writer. I write as a form of catharsis, as a way to unpack my own anxieties and insecurities, but with this EP, given that we were collectively living in a unique moment in time, within this one shared experience, where every person was dealing with the same fears, the same constant uncertainty and carried a similar uneasy sense of hope that things were eventually going to get better, I felt I had to step outside of my own little bubble and try to write about something a little more universal.

As we were gradually reintroduced back into the real world, I began speaking to my friends and family and slowly started to notice that over time, the same common themes were consistently arising and although each individual experience was unique, they often shared similar feelings of doubt, shame, anger and helplessness. It became evident that within this same communal experience, there were even smaller subsets that shared an odd type of kinship when it came to navigating relationships, both new and old, through such unprecedented times, which was comforting in a strange sort of way.”

The perfect follow on from his 2021 EP ‘6X3’, a theme emerges in Zach’s artistry, but we can certainly still expect the unexpected.

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