Los Angeles-based synthpop artist Color Theory just released Stop Breathing, an intimate portrait of panic attacks. The single explores the intense experience of anxiety, offering a counterintuitive strategy for regaining control. Lyrics like “When I hyperventilate / I see the stars” and “When I hyperventilate / I’m forming scars” vividly depict the visceral sensations of panic. The refrain, “Shut it all down / Stop breathing,” emphasizes the song’s core message: pausing frantic reactions to regain composure.

Honest and emotional, Stop Breathing is a testament to the artist’s personal journey, highlighting music’s power in providing hope and resilience. Hauntingle eerie, synth-pop delicacy!