Wild Swim – New Dawn (single) (Almanac Recordings)
“New Dawn” is the third single from Oxford five piece, Wild Swim.
Produced by Steve Osborne (Simple Minds, Elbow, KT Tunstall, A-ha, New Order, Doves), the new single showcases the band’s complexity, maturity and top notch level of musicianship that defies their young years.
Sitting somewhere between Muse‘s cover of “Feeling Good” and say, Starsailor (think “Alcoholic“) it is all rather grand sounding with a theatrical pomp to it. That being said, there’s no doubting the band’s sincerity and the emotion being conveyed.
Led by piano and textured with guitar and tasty drum rhythms, “New Dawn” is however driven by Richard Sansom’s rich, passionate and remarkable vocal.
The arrangement and time signature of the track is also impressive and all in all, Wild Swim are an exciting new act who avoid cliche and predictability.
Very promising stuff.
The single “New Dawn” will be released on October 21, 2013.
Listen to “New Dawn” below: