swim school have released a new single, and announced a London headline show.
‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’ is a cut from the trio’s second EP ‘Duality’, due 25th May via LAB Records. They’re set to celebrate the release at The Lower Third on 30th May.
Frontwoman Alice Johson says of the track: “‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’ is the emotion you feel when you meet someone you have a genuine connection with, but don’t quite know where you stand with them. You think they feel the same as you, but you aren’t sure and your mind can’t stop thinking about them.
“We wanted to write our own version of those cheesy, early 90’s love songs. The harsh guitar tones and soft lyrics resemble the strong ups and downs you experience in that unknown place.”
Of the EP, she adds: “I saw the quote “Duality is a situation in which two opposite feelings exist at the same time” and that described the EP perfectly. There are 4 tracks on the EP: two love songs and two angry songs. The songs are based on experiences that I have gone through at a certain point in my life. The fact that you can feel contrasting feelings at the same time can be confusing and take a toll on you mentally, but I find that writing is the best way to cope with it.”
Check out the new single below.