Following the recent announcement of their forthcoming album Emerald Classics on October 4th through Pop Committee / Cooking Vinyl, Swim Deep today share a new track Sail Away, Say Goodbye.
Hot-on-the-heels of the Annie Mac Hottest Record-endorsed To Feel Good, Swim Deep unveil the krautrock euphoria of Sail Away, Say Goodbye – marrying the melodic sensibilities of their debut whilst venturing further into the pulsing, motorik rhythms of 2015’s Mothers long-player. Explaining its origins Frontman Austin Williams says ;“I wrote Sail Away in about three hours on a Casio keyboard. I started singing sail away and didn’t know what it meant, later realising it was a way of coping with slowly losing my grandma to dementia – the awkward struggle of losing a loved one. A long farewell of sorts.” – despite the subject matter, along with To Feel Good it’s another large dose of positivity from the ever-ebullient Williams.
Cast adrift in a small boat, the video sees the band struggling to attract attention before realising they have been holed, forcing abandonment where the lyrics embody an almost literal sense of what’s captured on film – struggle, reflection and survival…
Now a five-piece having drafted in ex-Childhood bass player Thomas Fiquet, and Cav’s fellow fashion catwalk attendee Robbie Wood (guitar) on free transfers, the band have emerged from an extended break emboldened with a collection of their most fully-fledged work to date.