Deftly migrating from ramshackle, junkyard beats, to wistful, nylon-stringed folk, Open Swimmer skirts the edges of intellectual pop without ever coming close to falling in.
In the title track from their debut album Canyon, songwriter Ben TD invites us to “Imagine you’re standing at the edge of the canyon of all canyons”. With our imaginary toes at the brink of an impossible precipice, he half-asks, half-dares, “Would you relax and let go?” This feeling of surrender to the expanse… read more
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