Liverpool’s best-kept secret, Black Swans, are set to cause a stir both sides of the pond this summer with the release of their second single ‘This Looks Like Yesterday’.
Black Swans are ready to release the second single from their debut album ‘The Life We Chose’ on the 13th of August.
Co-produced by Andrea Wright (Coldplay, Echo and the Bunnymen) The Life we Chose, offers listeners an insight into the trials and tribulations of a band who have taken their time finding their sound to produce an album worthy of a long-established band.
Having funded their own studio, the band combined a DIY determination, shared passion for music, genuine song-writing skill and lifelong friendship to form Black Swans.
Founding members, Jamie Wright (a self-taught talent) and Ade Crane (a classically trained pianist) grew up in the age of The Stone Roses, Suede, Blur and Oasis, Britpop influences they’ve taken and adapted for their own sound.
Alongside this, the band are fans of the 80s synth sounds of Talk Talk and Joy Division, and list The Beach Boys amongst their diverse inspirations; a mix that has served them well with their debut release.
Black Swans newest single, 'This Looks Like Yesterday' is certainly one to relate to. Jamie says, "The song was written about the monotony of the daily routine we were in as a band at the time.
"We were stuck in a static place where every day felt the same, but knew we were in a fight or flight position".
The band allowed the director to interpret their music, eventually adapting their concept into a unique music video that highlights the transience of time, inspired by Tehching Hsieh’s ‘Time Clock’ piece.
This creative combination has produced a video that, combined with Black Swans’ emotive sound, will captivate the viewer.
Black Swans explain of the passion behind their songwriting 'It has to mean something, to say something, to communicate'. It is this attitude that has helped them to craft one of the most exhilarating rock/pop albums of 2012.
The pain-staking and precise approach to song-writing has enabled them to produce a sound easily labeled as ‘LA’, no mean feat for a band from Liverpool.
Their story may well prove worth watching as their star rises both sides of the pond this year.