SWEARIN’

“Fall Into The Sun” MERGE

Exclaim! - - NEWS -

Oc­to­ber 5. Af­ter re­leas­ing two beloved full-lengths, 2012’s Swearin’ and 2013’s Surf­ing Strange, the Philadel­phia band Swearin’ qui­etly put things on hold. It was due, at least in part, to the band’s main song­writ­ers, Al­li­son Crutch­field and Kyle Gil­bride, end­ing their ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship. But when the band found them­selves in a room again years later, the con­ver­sa­tion turned back to Swearin’. Be­fore long, Crutch­field and Gil­bride had a new batch of Swearin’ songs, ones that meshed with the sound they’d orig­i­nally de­vel­oped to­gether but boldly pushed things for­ward. Lis­ten­ing to Fall into the Sun, Swearin’ is a more con­fi­dent, col­lab­o­ra­tive ver­sion than the one peo­ple first came to know. Crutch­field and Gil­bride al­ways had an in­nate abil­ity to mir­ror the other’s move­ments in songs, but here, they build a fo­cused lyri­cal per­spec­tive across their songs, one that’s thank­ful for their past, but looks boldly to­ward the fu­ture.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.