Watch Swim Deep share ‘Sail Away, Say Goodbye’

It’s the second cut from their forthcoming new album, ‘Emerald Classics’.

After returning with ‘To Feel Good’ earlier this year, Swim Deep have now shared the second taste of their upcoming new album, ‘Emerald Classics’. Premiering ‘Sail Away, Say Goodbye’ last night, the song follows frontman Austin Williams dealing with saying goodbye to a loved one.

“I wrote Sail Away in about three hours on a Casio keyboard,” he explains. “I started singing sail away and didn’t know what it meant, later realising it was a way of coping with slowly losing my grandma to dementia - the awkward struggle of losing a loved one. A long farewell of sorts.”

The accompanying video sees the group in a bit of a tricky situation: stranded at sea with a boat with holes in. Not exactly ideal, eh? What follows is a tale of struggle and reflection, luckily rounding off in a survival story.

Dive in below, and catch the group on tour in October at the following dates:


05 BRIGHTON The Haunt

06 CARDIFF The Globe

08 BRISTOL The Exchange


10 LEICESTER O2 Academy

11 LIVERPOOL District

13 GLASGOW Stereo

14 NEWCASTLE The Cluny

15 LEEDS The Wardrobe

19 MANCHESTER Band On The Wall

20 NOTTINGHAM Bodega Social Club

21 NORWICH The Waterfront

22 CAMBRIDGE The Portland Arms

24 LONDON The Garage

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