I’d like to share Zulu Winter‘s “We Should Be Swimming” with you for two reasons: a) because, honestly, you should be swimming, and dancing and running amuck amongst life. You deserve as much. And b) because the UK quintet is bound for greatness, and I thought you should know. Most of the band met at school, messing around with Nirvana covers and trading instruments. It wasn’t until after they graduated and saw life full in the face that they knew music was what they really wanted to turn to. So, hunkered down in apartments and lofts, the group wrote and honed an album’s worth of songs before they let anyone hear it.
“…we wanted to write our record and have the songs ready by the time we played any shows, because if you come out and aren’t up to speed playing-wise, without enough material, people are quick to write you off. We believed we needed to be as good as we could be before people heard us.”
“We Should Be Swimming” has some secret coded messages for those who can spell well, and T.S. Elliot lyrics embedded within. But high and above all of that, it’s a fun song that takes you well out of your element, just past the county line to the closest star gazing spot.
And for your listening palette, I’ve also embedded another song, “Let’s Move Back to Front”. See which you like better.
And a trippy video directed by Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay for “We Should Be Swimming” that I’m sure makes sense to someone else. Cool visuals though.