About "Pass By":
SWIM’s third single, Pass By, was originally written as a piano ballad by Morelli in response to the lyrical message asserted by McCaffrey in The Chase. The song is about holding out for that perfect someone you’re destined to find, rather than making the most of what you have instead of romanticizing the pursuit of someone like that. When the band entered the studio to finish the song, with the help of engineer and friend Nick Zinnanti, they elected to transform the song into a more upbeat pop anthem. The band has since recorded a live rendition of the song’s original arrangement to pay homage to its roots, with plans to release it in 2020.
"Pass By" was written by Pat Morelli, Dan McCaffrey, Nick Riviezzo, and Brian D'Angio. It was recorded at WESTFALL STUDIOS in Farmingdale, NY and by Nick Zinnanti at ZIN RECORDS in Calverton, NY. The song was mixed and mastered by Nick Zinnanti at ZIN RECORDS in Calverton, NY.
SWIM is a pop-rock band originating from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. The members of SWIM, Dan McCaffrey(23), Nick Riviezzo (24), Brian D’Angio (21), and Pat Morelli (21), inherited a love for classic rock and combined it with their love for indie rock (The Strokes, The Kooks, The Killers) and pop-rock (One Direction, Coldplay, The Lumineers) to create a modern pop-rock sound that is fun and refreshing. Friends since high school, the members of SWIM have taken time to develop their sound into a refreshing pop-rock that is as authentic as it is radio ready. After emerging as one of the top band’s on Long Island, SWIM has captured the nation’s attention performing at stages such as SXSW in Austin, TX. Following the 2017 release of SWIM's sophomore effort Finally, Someone, SWIM broke through with their first single “Heartbeat Connection” which has gathered over 250,000 streams on Spotify.
SWIM debuts a fine-tuned, focused bid at powerful, alternative rock laced with pop overtones, with songs that revolve around themes of love lost, love found, and love longed-for. SWIM has just begun to work with Christina Chirumbolo (Daya, Renee Rapp) of CMC Records, who saw the opportunity to work with a promising young pop band, in an age of solo pop artists. SWIM’s latest project has been working on their latest release “Pass By” recorded at Westfall Studios, and Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Nick Zinnanti (Patent Pending, King Neptune) of ZIN Records over the past year.
Vocals - Dan McCaffrey
Guitars - Nick Riviezzo
Bass Guitar and Keyboards - Pat Morelli
Drums and Percussion - Brian D'Angio