On Friday, April 28, Swansea will release their sophomore album Flaws, via Self Group. Today, however, Treble is premiering a new track from the album, titled “Brighter.” On this track, the Portland group sinks into an upbeat groove, delivering a dancefloor-friendly synth-pop jam that evokes the pop sensibility of Future Islands with the epic disco pulse of LCD Soundsystem. It’s three and a half minutes of increasingly building pop immediacy, big hooks, hypnotic vocals and a melody that sticks around well after the song is over. Listen to the Swansea “Brighter” stream below.
Flaws is available for pre-order via the Swansea Bandcamp page.
Swansea Flaws tracklist:
1. Red Mittens
2. Gain Their Grace
3. Just Like it Used to Be
4. This Time
7. No Power
9. No Blame
10. Blue Sky (digital only bonus)
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.