It was released in as the second single from their debut album It's Better to Travel. The single reached the number four position in the UK in the autumn of , and rose to number six on the Billboard Hot in the US and number one on the Adult Contemporary in the US in The single was written and performed while the group was still a trio. It was one of their biggest hits, and the song most closely associated with the act.
Swing Out Sister
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A rriving in the mids, Swing Out Sister stood out with a unique style of sophisticated cinematic jazz-infused pop. The group started as an instrumental duo comprising Andy Connell on keys and Martin Jackson on drums, before being joined by fashion designer Corinne Drewery to add vocals. Continuing to record and perform as a duo, Corinne and Andy have just released a tenth Swing Out Sister album, Almost Persuaded , giving the pair a good excuse to reflect on the hit single that launched their careers…. As you can imagine I was in quite a delirious state and the lyrics were quite interesting, but they were just stream of consciousness things. We had some demos and put out our first single Blue Mood , and then we did the demo for Breakout. There was nothing to record it on, but I had a Walkman and a cassette player in my room, so I started recording it on that. But it was quite scary because it was a well-paid job.
How I wrote ‘Breakout’ by Swing Out Sister
Swing Out Sister are an English pop group best known worldwide for the song " Breakout ". The group was formed by Andy Connell keyboards and Martin Jackson drums ; they were later joined by Corinne Drewery vocals. The group's name came from the title of a movie starring Arthur Treacher , called Swing Out, Sister. Both Connell and Jackson had been playing in other bands prior to forming SOS, while Drewery was a fashion designer and model before she became the band's lead vocalist. Connell and Jackson, outside of their usual roles as Manchester musicians in A Certain Ratio and Magazine , were producing Electro tracks for Morgan Khan's Streetwise label with a degree of underground success.
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