The “loss, consolation and serenity” that Giant Swan look to express in this EP reflect wider themes in the world right now, which all feel important to meditate on at this time more than ever. Their controlled expression of chaos offers up a veiled answer for how to cope and find calm within this tumultuous time and acts as an impetus to cathartically dance all your negative energy away.
The EP starts with Silkworm, a thundering track which ripples with energy like a bull unleashed in the pamplona encierro, thundering along narrow streets chasing the listener into second track DYFLGOT. Here the adventure truly begins, maze like and dystopian with a barrage of punches awaiting in its core. It is however in the last track Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness that I feel we see the soul of this project. Splintering synths hit deep into the heart of the listener, piercing in their bittersweet euphoria, whilst vocally we get the clearest glimpse at the creators behind these armored beats and it is this offering which hooks you, and brings you back to listen again and again.