DC based alternative rock band Swings have just put out a moving new love song “Dust” (which can be listened to here via SoundCloud) that will be on their upcoming full length album “Sugar Water” that comes out on November 13th on Exploding in Sound.
“Dust” while dealing primarily in delicate sounding arpeggios has this nice steady rolling bass line underneath that seems to keep the song moving forward. It kind of glues the pieces of the song together to make it more than the sum of its parts. The lyrics speak of love or losing love. It’s basically something that people from all walks of life can relate to on some level or another because we have all been there to some extent. Stereogum goes into further detail, saying:
Swings create a mood rather than a melody reminds me of that same feeling. Their songs make space for you to sit and stew and contemplate the turbulence in your brain without needing to make sense of it, which can mainly be attributed to Jamie Finucane’s delivery. He slurs through a spectrum of emotion, never choosing one to depend too heavily on. “Sea” and “Tiles” benefitted from that abstraction, but “Dust” doesn’t have the same nebulous quality. To me, it’s a straight-up love song, or maybe a love-lost song.
Indeed, “Dust” is a great song to get lost in contemplative thought with. It is enough to get anyone to ponder their own love lives.