Djupa andetag (English: Deep Breaths) is the fifth album by Swedish singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and the third album as 'Frida', released in 20 September 1996 exclusively in the Scandinavian region by Anderson Records. One of the tracks from this album, such as "Alla Mina Bästa År", "Ögonen", and "Även En Blomma", have been remixed for Frida - The Mixes.
After a brief hiatus and a few years in the early 1990s, as chairperson for the Swedish organisation, "Det Naturliga Steget-Artister För Miljön" (The Natural Step-Artists For The Environment), Frida decided to record a mature album with lyrics dealing with both "inner personal environment" as well as the environment and the nature's surroundings. Frida's composition, "Kvinnor Som Springer" ("Women Who Run"), was inspired by the book "Women who Run with the Wolves", by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It is one of the few songs she's written in her entire career, including 'Don't Do It', from Shine.
At the time of recording, Frida did not want the attention an international release would bring and she also felt for singing in her mother tongue again. Frida originally asked Agnetha Fältskog to record "Alla mina bästa år" with her, but Agnetha declined citing fear of ABBA reunion rumours. The recording session began on 18 March 1996 and was completed on 9 August 1996. Among various studios and venues that the session took place at were Polar Music Studio, Sveriges Radios Studio, and Cirkus, both of which were in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was recorded in Swedish. A one-hour documentary of the making, video clips and recording of this album, broadcast by Sveriges Television, titled 'Frida – mitt i livet', can be seen on the DVD set, Frida – The DVD, including interviews with Frida and producer Anders Glenmark.
Djupa andetag was met with a favorable reception, most likely due to the theme of the album. Critic Bruce Eder of AllMusic has praised Lyngstad for her 'relatively low-wattage' voice, the content and her vocal style, on the album as 'more expressive and personal than any of her singing on those earlier records', as well as noting that it was a mature step for the singer and commenting on her singing's volume that 'less is more'.