Following on from his Flags Mixtape, which appeared at the start of 2014, Brolin releases a brand new track, Swim Deep. The track is the first to emerge from sessions with producer Raffertie, as the two finish work on Brolin's debut album, expected early 2015.
Swim Deep is a composition of depth and yearning, eliciting the beauty of the last days of summer, and the heady intensity of freedom, love, and promise. Joyous, shimmering electronic production is accompanied by a beatific vocal performance. Swim Deep also marks the forthcoming album as wholly anticipation-worthy.
The video for Swim Deep, directed and produced by Phoebe Arnstein, features three couples as they allow cameras to capture their tender post-sleep moments. Each graceful shot captures the lyrical intimacy of the song, to gorgeous, enveloping effect.
The release of Swim Deep on October 27th will be accompanied by two remixes - from Bristol bass artist Asa. and London house collective Panda. The same week, Brolin will play his first headline London show for 18 months, at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston. Tickets have just been released and are on sale now.
Speaking about the release, Brolin said "Swim Deep lyrically explores the tenderness of relationships. I wanted a video to portray that in a natural, spontaneous way. We shot real couples waking up together in their homes, sharing those moments of vulnerability normally reserved for each other, yet recognisable and totally relatable to us all. I think the video demonstrates that as we strive for individuality, we share these universal human experiences, and they're kind of what makes life beautiful."
Forthcoming live shows
29th - Brighton - Sticky Mike's
30th - London - Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston
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