Dead Battery [Swam Lewis] x [JOYAGAINSTEVIL]

Making his Lyrical Lemonade debut, Swam Lewis is a Michigan based artist with a unique sound palette. Ranging from post-rock, alternative, and hip-hop, the only box that Lewis fits is the genre bender. I found Swam Lewis’s catalog to be Convolk esque, although Lewis’s work gives off a more chilled sensation. The latest single from Swam Lewis titled “Dead Battery”  is a dark alternative pop offering. Detailing the contrast between highs and lows, the record is about prevailing when circumstances seem bleak. The production from JOYAGAINSTEVIL applies an ominously somber bassline, while the palatial drum soundscape allows Lewis to open up on his experience(s) with depression. “Dead Battery” is the second single from Swam‘s upcoming project Immortality, which is currently set for a late autumn release. In a seamlessly atmospheric fashion, the chorus and bridge are addictive enough to make the listener press repeat. Although “Dead Battery” evokes a numb connotation, the lyrical transparency makes the song relatable and appreciative to others suffering from similar struggles. Check out the official music video for the track below, which was shot by Brandon Weiss.