Los Angeles-based band Swerve is pleased to present their new single, “Escape” the first track to be lifted from the band’s debut album due in early 2021. The offical video for the track, which was directed by Maddie Liner, premeired today at PopMatters and the video can also be shared via YouTube. On the song, PopMatters says, “There are hints of Radiohead and Teenage Fanclub lurking in the wings. But Swerve are more than a collage of influences, landing on something that is unique to this time and this band.”
About the song the band says:
“Escape”, our first single off our debut album, is both a ripping and dreamy song about leaving all the chaos and frustrations of life behind and heading off on an adventure with someone you love. While recording, we jokingly dubbed it “Anarchy In The Fields Forever” because we used “Anarchy In The UK” by the Sex Pistols and “Strawberry Fields Forever” by the Beatles as our primary sonic references for the guitars and found the contrasts in those tones to really go well together. The video was directed by our friend Maddie Liner using both original and found footage, and the main character takes inspiration from the band and the song to escape Los Angeles with her own cowboy on a vintage motorcycle.
“Escape” will be available on Wednesday on all streaming platforms to add to your favorite playlists.