Shanghai Blues share new video for Swim

The band weather storm Brian for their new video. 

East London quartet Shanghai Blues have released a brand new video for their latest single Swim. 

With support from the likes of Clash Music, Spotify, Apple Music, BBC introducing and Amazing Radio, the single is the latest in a string of independent releases which has seen the band steadily gaining support over the past year.

The video for Swim was shot at 7 in the morning by Nick Suchak (Anabasis Media) on a secluded beach in Kent in the midst of Storm Brian. Their timing was perfect and the scene was blessed by a gorgeous sunrise which gave the perfect lighting to match the sombre but uplifting transitions within the track.

Commenting on the song, the band said: “Swim is a song with some quite dark and heavy themes, but it’s also a song with light and hope that we hope physically lifts you when listening. The song is full of natural emotion and we really wanted to capture that.”

The track was produced, mixed and mastered by Oz Craggs (Feed The Rhino/Neck Deep/Mallory Knox) at Hidden Track Studios in Kent with whom the band have recorded all of their releases so far. Starting life simply as a riff written by guitarist James Heed, the band worked it up in the studio with full concentration on nailing the emotion in the music, with drummer Mike Stinton leading those powerful guitars into a towering chorus.

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