Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Catch Me”?
Catch Me is a feel-good song that has a bitter-sweet backbone, it comes from a collection of singles that resemble the same energy, getting ready for summer.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Although Catch Me is a song about love on the surface, the concept behind it is actually more towards addiction. An addiction to anything is rarely healthy and an addiction to the person you love is no different. We get to a point when we get so used to love that we can start to get numb to it, and feel that we need more to get the same feelings as before, when maybe what we actually need is space. You become so dependent on that addiction (whether it’s love or drugs) that it begins to show a darker side that wasn’t there before. Sort of like an extrapolation of the saying “Love is blind”, we get so deep into it that it’s all we know, which isn’t always a good thing!
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Not at this moment, as I really just want the music to speak for itself.
How was the recording and writing process?
The writing and recording process for Catch Me was strange. When it came time to write Catch Me, the song itself kind of just happened in what felt like 5 minutes, but was a result of working together with my production team for over 2 years trying to find our sound. It took time to gel and understand where it was we all wanted to go in terms of genre & tone and we’re starting to see the benefits of that initial experience.
What role does West London play in your writing?
It’s the place I call home. I love living here, however I also travel a lot and pickup inspiration from places like LA, Dominican Republic & India.
How does London Grammar and Lykke Li influence your music?
I absolutely love the tone of lykke li’s voice and her lyrics, and also London Grammer’s instrumentation. I am constantly fishing for artists that can move me emotionally with their sound, and when I find these gems, I study them in detail, how different artists use their voice intrigues me particularly.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
I get this question a lot and the truth is – even when I’m not working on something, I’m working on something! That’s the thing with music and other forms of creative passions, you never really detach from what you do because literally anything can inspire you at any second and it’s your job to take that inspiration and turn it into something that can stand alone in this world. Currently we are working on loads more material, and a potential EP / album.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
There are a few new songs and events happening in the coming months that I’m really excited about but I can’t say too much about them just yet!!
Any plans to hit the road?
I believe in taking each day as it comes, if the right opportunity comes along I wouldn’t say no, but as of now I’m concentrating on creating a bank of material.
What else is happening next in Swaati’s world?
Hopefully this year will bring more travels , an abundance of inspiration and further perfecting my art.