Now I had the privilege of reviewing Sway’s previous single Michael Phelps of the Ocean and If you want to find out what I had to say about that then check out this link here and if you want to get a copy of that for yourselves then follow this link to their Bandcamp. I was also able to Interview the lads from Sway a while back and if you’re interested in reading that then check it out here.
That’s enough of that though because we are here to talk about Sway’s new single, speaking of which Sway’s ‘Planet Earth’ single launch is set for 21st April at Broadcast on Sauchiehall Street so make sure to go if you can because you’re in for a good night.
So I was able to get a hold of an advance copy of their new single to review and it I certainly liked what I heard.
‘Planet Earth’ This track is incredibly well built up, a mixture of upbeat musical fills and consistent and energetic guitar sequences. This song has a strange quality to it that I struggled to describe, eventually I landed on ephemeral, now to explain I’m not saying the song is gone as soon as you’re listening to it but rather it has this strange way of bending round you and capturing you off guard, to borrow some swimming imagery from their previous single, it’s like coming up from a pool and suddenly having the music wash over you. Now maybe that’s just me but this song needs a few listens to get it. But it only takes one to like it. The vocals are also top notch but also seem like you’re in a dream state listening to them, this song is the kind of thing you listen to and just fall into, sure it’s full of energy and rhythm but I feel like you aren’t necessarily meant to get up and jump about, but maybe just sit and listen and take in.
‘Give you it all’ I claimed the last track isn’t meant to have you on your feet, this is the exact opposite, this has a little more edge and drive to it and would be excellent for a live performance, it just has the right balance of music and vocals, strong guitar sequences that build from the start, before merging with the drums and bass just perfectly and vocals that manage to keep the style of the previous track while doing something completely different. The previous track is for days spent thinking, and this track is for when you’re done thinking and want to get up and move.
Usually I have a favourite when I listen to more than one track but in this case I liked them both equally because they both do different things and succeed at doing them.
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