Following the release of their debut self-titled LP in November 2019, Giant Swan mark their return with the announcement of ‘Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness‘ in February through their own imprint Keck.
The 12-inch comprises of three noise-drenched doses of bombastic leftfield bangers from the Bristol based production duo, which according to the press release are “primed to cause delirious devastation on the dancefloor”.
Harry Wright comments: “The EP is called ‘Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness’, which I feel is something we can all relate to, but for me this comes as a result of a more personal struggle I’ve been exploring with regards to loss, consolation and serenity. It’s about accepting we’re all ‘under’ something in all senses of the word, through oppression and limitation in one sense of course, but in a more positive way it’s about knowing there is love and help around and it will always find you if you can’t find it. This is also the first time we’ve made a whole record without seeing each other IRL… definitely learned a lot from that experience…”
Robin Stewart adds: “I found the writing process incredibly difficult because we weren’t able to see one another. An unusual lack of contact meant that mixing the tunes felt very raw and reactionary, which I felt actually made the experience an enriching one. Despite this it was a very powerful experience and one that has definitely resulted in some of the most personal music we’ve ever written.”
‘Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness’ is scheduled for release 19 February 2021. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
B2. Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness