A brief absence and line up change hasn’t softened the fire in the bellies of A Swift Farewell: they are back and better than ever with their new single ‘Sorry’ – a peppy blast of goodness that bursts into the ether with a frenetic blast. The trademark quiet/loud ethic is present and accounted for: soft reflective melodic verses swept aside by the impassioned anthemic chorus, scything guitars and punching insistent rhythms.
Presenting now as a trio, the power and the passion seems dialed up to eleven.
The themes are personal and raw – singer Ryo Sprott says of the track:
‘Sorry’ explores a time where I felt like every negative situation I was in was caused by me. Relationships falling apart, band members leaving, etc., I felt like I was responsible for other people’s feelings and for making them leave me. The line ‘Held you too close / I squeezed your life away’ was written about an ex who broke up with me. At the time, I thought that it was my fault because I had cared too much, tried too hard and had suffocated them instead of giving them space. I found out later it wasn’t the reason they had left.
The accompanying video, filmed, directed and edited by Oliver Clark from Dunelabs, captures the band in full flight – a dynamic and engrossing performance that engenders a heady rush:
A Swift Farewell have nothing to apologise for. ‘Sorry’ is out now and available to download and stream here.
To celebrate the release, the band will be travelling to Naarm/Melbourne in March to perform at Perish Fest alongside the likes of Bloom, Better Half, Future Static. This continues on from having recently shared the stage with Yours Truly, Young Lions, Rumours, PAPERWEIGHT, Heroes For Hire and Clay J Gladstone.