Swim Good – “Grand Beach” (Feat. S. Carey & Daniela Andrade)
First “Swim Good” was a fantastic Frank Ocean song, then it was a UK emo band. But apparently it’s also the chosen moniker of a producer by the name of Jon Lawless who has previously collaborated with fellow electronically emotive Canadians Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys and Torquil Campbell of Stars. For his latest trick, Lawless teamed with Bon Iver member S. Carey and Edmonton singer-songwriter Daniela Andrade for the multi-segmented “Grand Beach,” a very pretty electro-acoustic thingaling that you should listen to right this second. Andrade’s dreamy, bass-boosted dance-pop visions and Carey’s cracked, barebones folk closeup don’t seem to belong in the same song, but together they’re utterly striking. Do yourself a favor and press play.