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
09 SOUTHAMPTON The Loft
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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