Swaine Delgado shares smooth new single ‘Boulevard’ via WILDER
Perth-based artist Swaine Delgado today shares his latest single ‘Boulevard’, out now via Wilder Records. Listen HERE and watch HERE.
The definition of casual, leisurely cool, ‘Boulevard’ is a tastefully high-gloss mix of sun-drenched, mimosa-sipping funk with the indie-pop melodic smarts of Phoenix and M83 and the synth-led escapism of chillwave stars Washed Out and Neon Indian.
Described as “the guilty pleasure creation” of self-taught producer and multi-instrumentalist Preston Swaine, Swaine Delgado declares an open appreciation for those sounds and styles which possess a timeless – and, frankly, irresistible – character, no matter how guilty they may feel. Channeling the likes of Touch Sensitive and Donny Benet, the result is music which is unbothered in its lack of pretension, that always goes down smoothly, that, freed of the need to chase the latest trend, is able to hit upon the most elemental, simple pleasures of music.
Of the track, Swaine shares that: “Boulevard was the first song I wrote on the new EP, it was made around the same time as the first release but I hung onto it for a while. It was one of those tracks that I found really hard to finish. Boulevard was written at a time where I was feeling a lot of boundaries in my life and felt like I couldn’t be who I wanted to be if I stayed put, I just tried to capture that in the most fun way possible.”
‘Boulevard’ is one of a handful of tracks written during Swaine’s time as one of several independent artists selected for a two-week creative residency at Future Classic and Dropbox’s Los Angeles studio in late 2019. It follows on from his most recent single, ‘Reason’, the latest in a string of singles that has seen Swaine Delgado land on popular Spotify playlists including ‘Fresh Finds’, ‘All New Indie’ and more, while winning praise from tastemakers Majestic Casual and Kitsuné Musique.
‘Boulevard’ by Swaine Delgado is out now via Wilder Records, buy/stream it here.
WILDER is a singles label launched in the fall of 2019 by Tom Windish (founder of the Windish Agency, now part of Paradigm) and Future Classic (behind Flume, G Flip, SOPHIE, among others). Both known for spotting talent early, WILDER aims to combine resources to become a trusted new platform in artist discovery as well as a pipeline for emerging artists.