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Swim School share new single ‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’

The Edinburgh trio also announce London headline show.

Swim School have released a new single, ‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’. It’s the latest track from the Edinburgh trio’s sophomore EP, ‘Duality’, which is scheduled for 25th May via LAB Records. ‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’ is the follow-up to the first single, ‘Delirious’ (1st February). ‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’ is a dreamy tribute to nostalgic love songs, as frontwoman Alice Johnson explained in a press release. “‘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,” she explained. “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.” On the forthcoming EP, Johnson added: “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.” Swim School also announced their first London headline show since May 2021. The band will play at The Lower Thirds on 30th May - tickets are available now. In the meantime, catch them at the following dates: APRIL 09 - YES, Manchester (w/ softcult) 10 - Bodega, Nottingham (w/ softcult) 11 - Prince Albert, Brighton (w/ softcult) 13 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (w/ softcult) 14 - Omeara, London (w/ softcult) 17 - Blue Shell, Cologne DE (w/ softcult) 18 - Turmzimmer, Hamburg DE (w/ softcult) Listen to ‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’ below:

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