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About “Chlorine”

‘'Chlorine’‘ tells the story of vocalist John Floreani almost drowning in a swimming pool as a child and how he got saved by someone who years later committed suicide. The lyrics express the question whether this person knows that Floreani owes his life to him.

‘’‘Chlorine’‘ is the lead single off of Chemical Miracle. The music video accompanying the song came out August 2nd, 2016.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    In an interview with The Young Folks vocalist John Floreani said:

    “When I was a kid—I think I was 8, or maybe 9, I’m not sure, actually—I jumped into the wrong end of the pool. I couldn’t really swim at the time. I jumped into the deep end of the pool—I don’t know why, it was a mistake—and I swallowed water, and I was drowning. And some kid—his name is Jimmy Dean—who I never really spoke to after that, I wouldn’t say I was friends with him or anything… he saved me. He pulled me out. And after some time—I think, like, three years ago—he killed himself in his wardrobe, hanged himself in his wardrobe. The song’s not really about, like, “I miss you, Jimmy,” because I never really knew him, and I didn’t want to disrespect him or his family. I didn’t want to put across that we were friends or anything like that in respect for him. It was more so just like, “What a crazy thing for someone to save somebody and, like… I got to live, and he decided not to.” It was a complex thought I had, and I thought that I’d write it down. It seemed important to me at the time.”

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