EDINBURGH’s Swim School are back with a new single called ‘Kill You’ – and we’re delighted to reveal it as our Radar Track of the Week.
Marking their first release on LAB Records, it’s a stellar return about love and vulnerability.
Singer Alice Johnson says “’Kill You’ is about being in love and wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone…”
“It’s about the confidence you feel when you are in a good relationship and you feel comfortable enough to show your true self. I didn’t want it to be your stereotypical love song, which is why I chose the title ‘Kill You’, it’s funny feeling vulnerable whilst writing a song about vulnerability.”
Recorded with Iain Berryman (Wolf Alice, Florence and the Machine, Beabadoobee) at London’s Narcissus Studios, the band add a new sense of urgency to their writing – harnessing the grungy, shoegazy sounds heard on last year’s ‘making sense of it all’ EP into something more potent and dynamic. Drenched in a kind of misty-eyed romance, it’s atmospheric and affecting in all the right ways.
The Edinburgh trio continue their rapid ascent with a flurry of live shows to see out the year. The band will support daisy brain across the UK, taking in venues such as Deaf Institute in Manchester and Omeara in London.
Check out the song below.
Photo credit: Rory Barnes