"Sorry explores a time where I felt like every negative situation I was in was caused by me."
(Pic by Jack Fontes)
Sydney pop punks A Swift Farewell have made their name known in the scene with big and bold tunes, from-the-heart songwriting and anthemic, fist-in-the-air choruses. Today, they return with a new band lineup of vocalist Ryo Sprott, guitarist Sarah Bonnet and resounding drums performed by Dwayne Morris and a new single, Sorry.
Mark Williamson (Inertia, Keepsake) produced the stunning new track, while it received further engineering from Chris Blancato (Northlane, Vilify, Reliqa).
In an exclusive Kill Your Stereo premiere, we're sharing Sorry before its release date tomorrow, a vigorously emotional banger that finds A Swift Farewell embracing their emo roots and delving into emotional upheavals.
"Sorry explores a time where I felt like every negative situation I was in was caused by me," Sprott commented about the new single. "Relationships falling apart, band members leaving, etc., I felt like I was responsible for other people's feelings and for making them leave me.
"The line 'Held you too close / I squeezed your life away' was written about an ex who broke up with me. At the time, I thought that it was my fault because I had cared too much, tried too hard and had suffocated them instead of giving them space. I found out later it wasn't the reason they had left."
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The bright music video was filmed, directed and edited by Oliver Clark from Dunelabs.
"The storyline of this video follows the song's theme: feeling like your words and action are hurting someone else," Bonnet added. "The first actor is spitting black paint, which represents the words coming out of his mouth, as well as his actions. The second actor is crying black paint, which represents the hurt that these words and actions caused. The first is trying to say he's sorry, but it's too late, and he can't fix the damage that's already done."
On Saturday, 18 March, A Swift Farewell are performing at Perish Fest at Stay Gold in Melbourne alongside the likes of Bloom, Better Half, Future Static and many more beloved heavy acts. Find tickets here.