Anna Nalick: Breathe (2am)

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It’s been a bit of a “rediscovery” period for me. I’ve collected some new music, but haven’t really spent much time with it because I’m finding so much solace and satisfaction in revisiting the past. Music never grows old as long as it still resonates inside of you. Man, I must really be into female artists right now because the last three posts have featured female singer/songwriters. Pretty cool.

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I first came across Anna Nalick through her music video for “Breathe (2am).” Her stunning looks grabbed me by the collar and shook me harder than a paint mixer at The Home Depot… and the song wasn’t bad, either. The album cover doesn’t do her justice… seriously… look at that pic… it’s awful. It looks like she’s got a mouth full of gravel and is thinking of why she HAS a mouth full of gravel. It always boggles my mind on the choices people make.

Sure, sure, some of you are probably saying to yourself “Swap, that’s a pretty shallow reason to become a fan of an artist,” and I’ll agree to that, but I doubt Nalick is complaining. She made her royalties when I bought her debut album, Wreck of the Day and I’m cool with that.

Check out the music video for the song:

And here’s an acoustic performance (not the same acoustic performance in the Dig-It section below)

“Breathe (2am)” is a gorgeous piece of music that put Nalick on the map. It hit #4 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks here in the states, and is still her most popular song. Fans of the TV show Grey’s Anatomy will remember it from the “As We Know It” episode where something REALLY frikkin’ dramatic happened to someone on the show while something almost just as dramatic happened to someone else on the show but luckily enough everyone overreacted so it all didn’t seem AS dramatic.

Check out the acoustic version below. I kind of wish it were done on piano (like the original), but Nalick still sounds smooth and the song’s still just as good.

I just realized that she reminds me of Sarah McLachlan. Man, that took me a long time to get there.

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Your Dig-It Downloads: (right click links to download)

Download: Breathe (original version)
Download: Breathe (acoustic)

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One thought on “Anna Nalick: Breathe (2am)

  1. This is one of my all time favorite songs. When I first heard it I put in on repeat for lord only knows how long.

    Love the acoustic version, thank you so much for posting it. I would have preferred the piano too but wow!

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