TigerSwan

FRESH: ‘Young/Wild/Reckless’ – TigerSwan

TigerSwan are back with “Young/Wild/Reckless”.

by Christopher Smith

“Young/Wild/Reckless” is the second single from TigerSwan in 2019, and the follow up to their last single “Novocaine” that gathered a lot of radio play in Denmark as well as playlists and streams on Spotify. It’s easy to hear the ambitions of TigerSwan through their productions; “Young/Wild/Reckless” is a groovy and energetic pop song, just served in time for the summer heat.

The song takes you back to the time adolescence and all the temptations it contains and what is followed by that: love/seduction, the doubt, and the heart ache. The song also raises questions we’ve all had: when you’re dumped, do you move on, as your friends suggest? Or do you stick with what you believe in? And how do we move on when it’s over?

The trio built the song around these three parts – the verse is the love and seduction, the pre-chorus takes you through the uncertain mind of the protagonist; “Don’t care what they say, they don’t know you, I do and I want, you to be convinced that I’m the one.” And it all ends with the big question, most of us have tried, in the hooklines of the song: “How do we fix a broken heart?…… When we’re young, wild and reckless”. “We’ve all been tricked by girls and left behind without a clue.. More than just twice..! You say that you eventually learn how to handle it and get smarter as time go by – But it’s never logical, and that is exactly what makes it so exciting”, says leadsinger Andreas Neiiendam, with a smile.

“Young/Wild/Reckless” once more shows TigerSwan’s ability for setting up a melodic universe with great melodies. At the same time it reinforces the expression the last single from the rapidly up-and-coming trio expressed: It’s pop with big ambitions. The group are a fast-rising trio based in Copenhagen, Denmark, who in just a year and a half, has guested Japan, USA, several Danish festivals, had music on one of the biggest TV stations in Denmark (TV2), during The World Cup in Football and Handball, and has now reached 500,000 streams on Spotify, as well as a worldwide deal with Knightvision Records.

The ambitions are big and the barrier is set high, since the trio also have international ambitions with this project. Their sound might make you wonder of artists such as Justin Bieber, OneRepublic or Justin Timberlake, but TIGERSWAN never deviates from adding their own flavour to the music. Though the project circles around artists like the ones just mentioned, the songs are filled with synthesizeres, funky guitars, gospel choirs and/or dance inspired drops – and everything is handed to you with the trio’s strong set of ears and ideas for when and how a good hookline is delivered.

TigerSwan have known each other since childhood, where the ran the same streets in a small suburb, with dreams of something bigger. A Christmas party did the trick of bringing them together, and a couple of days later, they sat working on their own ideas. Pretty quickly in the process, they decided to go to USA and test their material – it was a starry-eyed idea, but if there’s something that characterizes TigerSwan, it is their belief in what they do, their work ethics and the joy of doing things differently in search of an adventure. 16 days were booked, a mini van, a couple of close friends and as many gigs as possible. And that’s how L.A., Las Vegas and San Francisco became test subjects of the first songs that came from hands of the hopeful trio. Amongst many things, the trio got to play the legendary Whisky A Go Go, and started working with the musician Ben Carey, who had been playing in Savage Garden and Lifehouse.

Since then Las Vegas has been like their ‘home away from home’, where they’ve written songs, recorded demos in million dollar studios, testet the music in bars and clubs, as well as playing street corners along the West Coast of America, just to get the unfiltered experience of people listening to their music. “The trips to USA and Japan has taught us a lot. To stand in front of a completely unfamiliar crown, who has no expectations at all, is incredible. You just HAVE to deliver your music as well as you can, right there. It doesn’t matter if it’s a stage, a street corner or a busstop – We’ve learned to enjoy it just as much as a concert, fully amped, in front of your own crowd. Being away from your home turf is a special feeling for us” – Andreas (leadsinger).

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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