Elisabeth and Lily Jackson, the dynamic sister duo known as Sisters J, are set to captivate the music world once again with their highly anticipated third single, “Breathe In.” Produced by the legendary Ted “Theo” Perlman and scheduled for release in June 2023, this latest offering is poised to make a lasting impact on listeners worldwide.
The journey of Sisters J began with their debut single, “Open When,” which skyrocketed to the top of both the Euro and International Indie music charts, securing the #1 spot. It also reached an impressive #2 position on the prestigious World Indie Charts, cementing the sisters’ status as rising stars in the industry. Following their remarkable success, their pop release “Clearly” in October 2022 also made waves, claiming the #2 and #3 spots on the World and Euro charts, respectively, under the renowned label Clinetel Music.
However, it is with their latest pop single, “Breathe In,” that Sisters J truly demonstrate their growth and artistic evolution. Elisabeth, reflecting on the genesis of the song, reveals that it originated in 2016 when she was just sixteen years old. Initially intended as a comforting lullaby for those battling anxiety and stress, the song blossomed into something much more profound. Elisabeth vividly recalls the lyrics flowing effortlessly, as if they were divinely downloaded into her mind. Over the years, “Breathe In” has held a special place in her heart and continues to evolve in its meaning and significance.
Originally titled “Who You Are,” the song urges listeners to remember to breathe during life’s challenges and to reconnect with their core identity. Elisabeth shares a personal insight, emphasizing that in times of confusion or feeling lost, rediscovering one’s true self and acknowledging the Creator who formed them brings solace and guidance. The song, for Elisabeth, serves as a heartfelt conversation with her Heavenly Father, an opportunity to lay her burdens down and immerse herself in His boundless love. It took years of performing the song for Elisabeth to grasp its full meaning, a revelation that struck her like lightning. Motivated by this profound message, Sisters J aims to share it with the world, leaving the interpretation open to individual listeners. As Dave Grohl once said, a song can hold countless meanings for different people, and “Breathe In” encapsulates this sentiment. Regardless of personal interpretation, the overarching theme is one of taking a breath, remembering one’s identity, and embracing the beauty that lies within.
The creative process behind “Breathe In” also served as a catalyst for the sisters’ artistic growth and a bond that only they can share. Lily played a pivotal role in shaping the second half of the song, introducing harmonies that brought their voices together in perfect unison. This collaboration not only merged their distinct art forms but also strengthened their sisterly connection. Through music, Sisters J discovered a medium that empowered them individually and collectively, a force they now seek to share with others, illuminating the world with their unique blend of talent and inspiration.
In crafting the music video for “Breathe In,” Sisters J enlisted the talents of Greg Wilson, David Wilson, and Mary Elizabeth Jackson, collectively devising a storyline that captures the essence of the song. Elisabeth finds herself by a tranquil lake, deep in contemplation, when a little girl rushes up and grabs her hand, inviting her to join in playtime with other children. The scene quickly transforms into a vibrant gathering, where individuals from various walks of life come together to celebrate their inherent worth and acceptance. Notably, the video incorporates children with Down Syndrome and autism, showcasing diversity and inclusivity.
Lily, who is on the autism spectrum, along with their younger brother, a drummer in the video and also autistic, represent the sisters’ personal connection to the theme of embracing one another in this journey of life. Throughout the video, moments of pause and breath-taking resonate, reminding both children and adults to reconnect with their true selves.
With “Breathe In,” Sisters J deliver a captivating musical experience that goes beyond mere entertainment. Their poignant lyrics and heartfelt melodies serve as a beacon of hope, urging listeners to find solace in their true identity and embrace the beauty of their differences. Sisters J have proven once again that music has the power to empower, inspire, and bring light into a world that sometimes feels overwhelming. As they continue their musical journey, the world eagerly awaits the release of “Breathe In,” eager to be touched by the transformative magic of Sisters J.
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“This song is very special to both of us and we are so excited to share it with the world and spread messages of love and light.” -Sisters J
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