"Moonlight" by SWIM | Press Release
SWIM called upon influences like Grouplove and Lorde when selecting sounds and production elements, hoping to develop a feel-good song that reminds listeners of a night to remember. “We wrote Moonlight as a song that could help people to feel good, even just for a few minutes, despite what a difficult year it has been,” McCaffrey said. “While the pre-chorus was the piece that we built the song around, the chorus remained super elusive. Finally, it came to us, and we couldn’t be happier with the finished product.”
Moonlight required the band to reflect on their progress as artists. “We had to ask ourselves: how comfortable are we with pushing the boundaries of our sound? We owe the growth of the song in large part to the vision of our producer Nick Zinnanti of ZIN Records and his ability to guide us in the right direction,” Riviezzo said. Morelli added: “We let the song lead the way, and we embraced the notion of genre-bending. Why limit ourselves, especially in an era like today, where artists are constantly exploring and reinventing themselves?”
“We know what Moonlight means to us, and we are eager for all of you to be able to hear it and assign your own meaning to it,” said D’Angio. McCaffrey added: “ It’s about trying to live in the moment and trying to avoid worrying too much about what comes next.”
Listeners can stream Moonlight on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and other platforms NOW. For more information on upcoming releases, follow SWIM on Instagram @swimbandny.
SWIM is Dan McCaffrey(vocals), Nick Riviezzo(guitar), Pat Morelli(bass, keys) and Brian D'Angio(drums). The band draws influence from other artists such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Neon Trees, Coldplay, One Republic, and COIN.