We are thrilled to present a new joint from Philadelphian multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer SWARVY who is making his debut for Kamaal Williams’s imprint Black Focus with a stunning new EP entitled ‘SUNNY DAYS BLUE’ – his first release as the primary vocalist.
Smoked out sound beds and lofi guitars sit gently with SWARVY’s voice creating a juxtaposition of melancholic, yet sweet, melodies that loop in your mind’s ear long after the record stops spinning. ‘BONES’ opens with a stripped back rhythm section and existential observations referencing the human condition of overthinking, a recurring theme throughout the EP. ‘COOL’, ‘NO COMPUTE’ and ‘SmiLE’ subtly infuse Jazz, Funk and Hip-Hop elements, while ‘NEW MOON’ plays out as a low slung hypnotic hymn echoing gracefully into the record’s closer ‘GiNGER’ – a meditative ambient spiritual for solo piano.
Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2015, SWARVY has produced a variety of records via House Shoes’ Street Corner Music, MatthewDavid’s Leaving Records and Fresh Selects, as well as doing a DJ set for Boiler Room and taking part in Mass Appeal’s ‘Rhythm Roulette’. His writing and engineering credits extend to dozens of tracks by artists including Pink Siifu, Maxo, Nia Andrews, Mndsgn, Liv.e and the late, legendary Tony Allen. ‘Due Rent – his collab album with rapper lojii received high praise from NPR, Okayplayer, Bandcamp Daily, Earmilk, Music Is My Sanctuary and more.Pre-Order