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Swim Fan releases a heartfelt indie-alternative single, entitled, “Doin’ Alright”

Swim Fan is a band that originated in Oklahoma City around 2016. Not too long ago, they released a heartfelt indie-alternative single, titled, “Doin’ Alright.” The song was recorded at Sonic Ranch and produced by Taylor Johnson (Chet Faker, The Flaming Lips) and Jarod Evans (BRONCHO, Sufjan Stevens).

Swim Fan – “Doin’ Alright” single

“I thought I needed you in my life. But now I see it, I’m doing alright. No longer feel it, I held it too tight. Don’t say ya miss it, we both know I’m right. I can’t tell you why I needed you to know. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t let you go, but I thought I needed it.” – lyrics

‘Doin’ Alright’ tells a heartfelt tale about a guy who is going through withdrawals from a failed relationship. Apparently, he’s trying his best to forget his ex-partner but the image of this person never disappears from his mind. As he moves on with his life, he reveals, “There’s no turning back, ya said whatcha meant to. I can’t hide the fact, thought I needed you, but it wasn’t true.”

‘Doin’ Alright’ contains a post-relationship-based narrative and ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of  Pheonix, Toro y Moi, Jungle, MGMT, and Neon Indian. The moody tune possesses saturated drum-laden instrumentation flavored with indie-alternative and dream pop elements. Furthermore, “Doin’ Alright” serves as a taste of what listeners can expect to hear on Swim Fan’s upcoming EP, “Do U Mind?” The project is a collage of emotions surrounding a relationship destined for failure.

“I tried to forget you but you never go away.”

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“‘Doin’ Alright’ feels like floating through a montage of moments from a past relationship from a 3rd person’s perspective. Some sweet and sentimental moments, others problematic in hindsight. The sounds, melodies, and harmonies feel like the space between the time of a heartbreak, and the present day having healed from it. The lyrics feel like the knowledge that you’ll never quite be the same, but probably in a good way.” – Swim Fan explained

Swim Fan consists of Spenser Powers (guitar/vocals), Justin McCullough (bass), and Tremaine Wade (drums/percussion). Together, they have been known to weave dreams of pop and waves of synth, perfect psych-tinged sounds for a punch bowl rooftop party or a pool lounge floatie veg session. Their influences include velvet curtains, old VHS tapes, and the one who got away.

Swim Fan – “Doin’ Alright” single

Swim Fan - “Doin' Alright” cover art

We recommend adding Swim Fan’s “Doin’ Alright” single to your favorite indie-alternative playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking a link, we’ll collect a share of sales or other compensation.

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