Ladies and gentlemen, we’re delighted to introduce you to Swerve and their enticing jangle-rock single Baby Blue. Taken from their forthcoming EP (scheduled for release this fall), the track exhibits how the band effortlessly paint their sonic landscape with a modern day brush of alt-rock pioneers R.E.M. and Pavement. Wanting to know more about the single, Swerve frontman Gregory Mahdesian shared with AMBY;
“It’s hard to pinpoint the specific inspiration for a song because the moment can be so fleeting and you never want to overthink it, but I wrote Baby Blue while going through a pretty heavy Cure phase and I fell in love with those big, catchy guitar pop songs that they had such a knack for writing. Those songs always hit me a certain way and I wanted to take a stab at something like that. It has a lot to do with the uncertainties and excitements in both friendly and romantic relationships, but it’s also about the way a guitar riff can make you feel.“
The Los Angeles foursome (comprised of Gregory Mahdesian, Casey Baird, Brandon Duncan, and Ryan Berti) are working their way across the region and into next summer’s festivals, so keep your eyes open to know when the band will be in a city near you. Exclusively stream Baby Blue on AMBY and follow updates from Swerve below.
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