Swim Deep have returned from their four-year hiatus with the rousing new single, “To Feel Good.”
Their latest track is a reimagination of Zimbabwean singer Rozalla’s ’90s single “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good).” The band create a heavenly soundscape by building around a full gospel choir sequence with soft dance beats and layered keyboards. “It’s the only reason that I wake up (to feel good) / It’s the only reason that I care,” frontman Austin Williams sings.
The song’s accompanying video visually represents the choir in quite a literal fashion, providing the calm to Williams’ storm as he is beaten black and blue by misfits and his fellow bandmates.
“The whole story of [‘To Feel Good’] is one I’ve always wanted to write and narrate, a kind of mundane day in the life of me when I was 18 in Birmingham,” Williams told Wonderland Magazine. “I had that feeling that I knew exactly what I wanted to do and exactly what I was going to be, but I didn’t quite know how to get there. I was a bit lost.”
“To Feel Good” is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming LP, Emerald Classics, due out on October 4. Watch their new video below: