FRESH: ‘SWM’ – Swimmers

Swimmers release “SWM”

Electro-Pop, EDM

“SWM” is the second single from new musical project, Swimmers, who formed last year and debuted with the song, “A Minute Of Sunshine”. But there’s a very familiar presence and sound to the vocalist on this track!

It’s none other than Rosalee O’Connell of talkaboutpopmusic.com favourites EKKOES! Rosalee’s luscious and instantly recognisable voice set against new musical partner Luis Correia’s trippy dance soundtrack is both refreshing and different.

For Rosalee, this is something of an extension to her previous non-EKKOES appearance when she provided the vocals to the awesome Chicane anthem, “Nirvana“, back in 2018. Building on their introduction with “A Minute Of Sunshine”, both Swimmers introduce a more mature sound with “SWM” which is both sexy and entrancing.

Having toured with EKKOES supporting the likes of The Human League and Erasure as well as her ‘guest’ vocals on “Nirvana”, Rosalee met up with Luis last year and began creating a new sound that the duo aim to expand upon more in 2021. No less feted is Portuguese guitarist and producer Luis, who has recently finished a collaborative tour with Earl Slick (David Bowie) and Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones).

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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!