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Jax Jones Breathe ft. Ina Wroldsen | It’ll leave you breathless

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Thousands of Dance songs are dropped every year. Although many are good, very few resonate in a special way, only those that have a magical touch that make you go crazy listening to them 😵. Breathe‘ is one of them, because of Jax Jones’ enveloping beat and Ina Wroldsen‘s one-of-a-kind voice.

Jax Jones & Ina Wroldsen Breathe

Trembol | What makes Jax Jones & Ina Wroldsen’s Breathe so special?

Jax Jones is infamous for his excellent collaborations, his beats that fill the best clubs and his colorful and poppy trademark artwork 🎊

Ina Wroldsen is a voice born to sound over dance tunes, giving them light and depth 💡

‘Breathe’ is a catchy tune, which elevated Jax Jones in 2017 to the top of the electronical music scene. He is still staning his ground there 🔝

The combination of these elements is what makes this song so special. That, and all the well-thought hooks (little details that stick in your head):

  1. The “Dum-dum-da-da-da-da-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da-da-da-da” that repeats throughout the song.
  2. The choked scream effect that plays in the background at the end of each chorus line. It’s something like “waahhhh!”. Very typical of another great DJ, Timbaland.
  3. The drop to a higher pitch of the singer (Ina) at the end of the cut.

You can listen to these 3 hooks in our You Can’t Miss section.

Breathe is definitely different from the typical electronic beat. A song with a lot of class.

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Jax Jones tells us the story behind Breathe

  • Ina Wroldsen is a great songwriter, so when Jax Jones was approached to do a track with her, he was a bit overwhelmed.
  • Due to their respective tours, they only had 1 day to be together and shape the song.
  • That day came. Jax recounted that at first anything he played sounded like crap to Ina.
  • Suddenly she started talking about how she had met her husband and that inspired Jax to play a very simple bass line that went “dum da da da, dum da da da“, sound familiar, right? 😉
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Jax Jones Breathe ft. Ina Wroldsen (YouTube Video Screenshot)

  • Over that bass, Ina started humming sounds and they ended up with the main melody and almost the final chorus.
  • That would have been enough for any dance track, but Jax likes songs to tell complete stories, so he agreed with Ina that the song needed completion.
  • They each went on with their commitments and a few days later Ina sent Jax a recording with the verses.
  • Jax liked it a lot but decided to change some terms like “I’m a zombie” that didn’t suit him.
  • Jax asked several musician friends, including Martin Solveig, for help to add more hooks to the song.
  • It took him almost 7 months to finish the track – of course, there’s the result!!! a blast! 🤩
  • At the end of the process Jax Jones stated:
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Estoy muy emocionado de lanzar ‘Breathe’, trabajar con Ina es un sueño. No es solamente una increíble cantante, sino que también es una de las compositoras más exitosas de nuestros tiempos.

Cuando estuvimos en el estudio juntos, no podía imaginarme a alguien más en el mundo que pudiera expresar la emoción que su voz añade a la canción, y estoy muy feliz de que ella aceptara ser parte de este proyecto.

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I’m so gassed to release ‘Breathe’, working with Ina fulfils a dream. Not only is she an incredible vocalist but she’s one of the best & most successful songwriters in the game today.

When we were in the studio together, I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the world who could deliver the emotion her voice adds to the track. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.

🎵 Discover the story behind other great songs of all time.

You can’t miss ⭐️ The best of Breathe

1. The song intro with the line, “what are you going to do?“, and the hook, “dum dum…

2. The chorus with the “Weah!” effect and this great line: “I’m not in love, it’s just a game we do

3. Ina Wroldsen’s tone down. The voice gets inside you until the last hair on your body stands on end.

This is what it says | Jax Jones ft. Ina Wroldsen Breathe Lyrics

Englihs lyrics

LYRICS JAX JONES & INA WROLDSEN | BREATHE | ENGLISH

Dum-dum-da-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-da, dum-dum
What ya, what ya gonna do?

You’re my discretional sin
I feel you on me when I touch my skin
You got me hooked and you’re reelin’ me in
When I look in your eyes, I’m on the edge

You’re on my mind like a song that I can’t escape
I don’t know how many da-da-dums I can take
I need to know if you’re feeling, feeling the same
Is it too late?

But now it’s hard to breathe
I’m not in love, it’s just a game we do
I tell myself I’m not that into you
But I don’t wanna sleep, it’s quarter after three

You’re in my head like
Dum-dum-da-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da

You’re in my head like
Dum-dum-da-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da

You’re my obsession, my truth
I come alive whenever I’m with you
And now I dialed your number again
And you come over and over, and then

You’re on my mind like a song that I can’t escape
I don’t know how many da-da-dums I can take
I need to know if you’re feeling, feeling the same
Is it too late?

But now it’s hard to breathe
I’m not in love, it’s just a game we do
I tell myself I’m not that into you
But I don’t wanna sleep, it’s quarter after three

And now it’s hard to breathe
I’m not in love, it’s just a thing we make
We’re skin on skin, I need this spell to break
But I don’t wanna go and I know that you know

You’re in my head like
Dum-dum-da-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da

You’re in my head like
Dum-dum-da-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da

And now it’s hard to breathe (thing we make)
Breathe (into you)
Breathe (thing we make)
Breathe

And now it’s hard to breathe (thing we make)
Breathe (into you)
Breathe (thing we make)

I know it’s hard to breathe
I’m not in love, it’s just a game we do
I tell myself I’m not that into you

But I don’t wanna sleep, it’s quarter after three
I know it’s hard to breathe
I’m not in love, it’s just a thing we make
Oh, we’re skin on skin, I need to this spell to break

But I don’t wanna go and I know that you know
You’re in my head like
Dum-dum-da-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da

LYRICS IN SPANISH

LYRICS JAX JONES & INA WROLDSEN | BREATHE | SPANISH

Dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da-da, dum-dum
¿Qué, qué vas a hacer?

Eres mi pecado discrecional
Te siento en mí cuando toco mi piel
Me tienes enganchada y me enrollas
Cuando te miro a los ojos, estoy al borde

Estás en mi mente como una canción de la que no puedo escapar
No sé cuántos da-da-dums podré soportar
Necesito saber si estás sintiendo, sintiendo lo mismo
¿Es demasiado tarde?

Pero ahora es difícil respirar
No estoy enamorada, es sólo un juego que hacemos
Me digo a mí misma que no me gustas tanto
Pero no quiero dormir, son las tres y cuarto

Estás en mi cabeza como un
Dum-dum-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da

Estás en mi cabeza como un
Dum-dum-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da

Eres mi obsesión, mi verdad
Cobro vida cuando estoy contigo
Y ahora he vuelto a marcar tu número
Y tu vienes una y otra vez, y entonces

Estás en mi mente como una canción de la que no puedo escapar
No sé cuántos da-da-dums podré soportar
Necesito saber si estás sintiendo, sintiendo lo mismo
¿Es demasiado tarde?

Pero ahora es difícil respirar
No estoy enamorada, es sólo un juego que hacemos
Me digo a mí misma que no me gustas
Pero no quiero dormir, son las tres y cuarto

Y ahora es difícil respirar
No estoy enamorada, es sólo una cosa que hacemos
Estamos piel sobre piel, necesito que este hechizo se rompa
Pero no me quiero ir y sé que tú lo sabes

Estás en mi cabeza como un
Dum-dum-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da

Estás en mi cabeza como un
Dum-dum-da-da-dum, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da

Y ahora es difícil respirar (cosa que hacemos)
Respirar (en ti)
Respirar (cosa que hacemos)
Respirar

Y ahora es difícil respirar (cosa que hacemos)
Respirar (dentro de ti)
Respirar (cosa que hacemos)

Sé que es difícil respirar
No estoy enamorada, es sólo un juego que hacemos
Me digo a mí mismo que no me gustas

Pero no quiero dormir, son las tres y cuarto
Sé que es difícil respirar
No estoy enamorada, es sólo una cosa que hacemos
Oh, estamos piel con piel, necesito que este hechizo se rompa

Pero no me quiero ir y sé que tú lo sabes
Estás en mi cabeza como
Dum-dum-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da
Dum-dum-da-da-da, dum-dum-da-da-da

Songwriters: Ina Wroldsen / William Clarke / Fred Gibson / Timucin Aluo / Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike / Frank Anthony Gibson | Breathe Lyrics © Promised Land Music Ltd., Reservoir/reverb Music Ltd, Funky Wonton Ltd | Background Image: Jax Jones Facebook Page

Did you know...?

The 2 dancers featured in the video, Shala Iwaskow and Shaadow Sefiroth, became very popular inspiring lots of choreographies of the track that can be found on YouTube.

In case you were wondering, the video was filmed in London, at the Natural History Museum and on the Millennium Bridge.

Jax has racked up over one billion streams on digital platforms and has been headliner at the greatest electronic music festivals worldwide, like Tomorrowland, Reading & Leads or Ushuaia.

Much more | Breathe remix and Tomorrowland show

Technical Note | Jax Jones & Ina Wroldsen Breathe

  • The song is in the key of B minor and is played at 126 bit per minute.

Jax Jones songwriting tips

  • 📝 The basis for any DJ is to understand that despite being electronic music, lyrics are as important as music.
  • 🎼 Knowing how to play an instrument is basic to be able to complement the melodies that come up in your head. Jax plays piano, guitar, bass and drums.
  • 💽 A song must be general enough for everybody to find themselves reflected in it. At the same time, it must incorporate specific elements to make it make it feel closer to the listener (It’s quarter after three). This philosophy is subscribed to by another great songwriter, Taylor Swift.
  • 🤪 There might be lines that don’t make any sense, but sound good – never mind, use them! (You are my discretional sin).
  • Add hooks that sound good in any language (Dum-dum-da-da-da-da-da-dum) because everyone can sing them.
  • 🤝 Collaborate with other people at production stage. This way you avoid isolation and introduce fresh ideas from other professionals.
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The best dance music is the one that makes you feel good, but at the same time has the right dose of melancholy making you thrill.

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