Swim Deep – ‘Little Blue’

Swim Deep release new single ‘Little Blue’ and announce a UK headline tour

Swim Deep - Little Blue
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‘Little Blue’ is the band’s follow-up to their EP, Familiarise Yourself with Your Closest Exit that dropped earlier in the year.

Birmingham quintet Swim Deep have released their latest track, ‘Little Blue.’ Billed as a departure from their earlier work, the band leans heavily on the influence of Caribou as synths and harmonies swell with a new sense of confidence and resilience.

Speaking more on the lyrical inspiration behind the new track, Austin Williams said:

“There’s a couple of themes running through ‘Little Blue’. The lyrics came out as I was writing the melody and I just kept them in. When I look back at it and what I was feeling at the time, it was most probably about me and my fiancé, with a more general moniker for myself and the band too. “Here now we’re going to make it” — is a reassurance that I’ve always needed. I’d like to think sometimes I don’t need it, but now more than ever I do. I’m 30 now so that youthful foolish hopefulness is slowly being replaced by a crappy realism, but I still think we’re going to headline Madison Square Garden one day so that self-belief hasn’t totally abandoned me just yet. And when we do, I’ll be singing this song.”

Produced by frequent collaborator Dreamtrak (Foals) the track also comes with news of a UK headline tour. The tour kicks off on September 24 at Southampton’s Heartbreakers and wraps up on November 30 at The Garage in London.

‘Little Blue’ is Swim Deep’s first new music since their EP Familiarise Yourself with Your Closest Exit from March. It is available on all streaming services today.

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