A Swift Farewell – Save Yourself (Single Review)
Four-piece A Swift Farewell firmly plant themselves further into the Australian pop-punk scene with latest track ‘Save Yourself’. Following up from their catchy single ‘The Fire’, which performed remarkably well, earning them 10,000 streams in under a month and a bunch of positive press. A couple months on, A Swift Farwell give us nostalgic 2010s vibes in latest track ‘Save Yourself’- think Tonight Alive, Paramore, and Australian counterparts, Yours Truly.
Save Yourself combines all the great musicality of The Fire and curates it into something completely different for this four-piece. Expect the same huge guitar riffs with some heavier distortion, drum fills just as punchy but with a little more aggression, great bass tone but with a little more grit.
Taking heed of their darker sides, A Swift Farewell explore what it’s like to have a complete loss of control over yourself in the midst of a relationship that is past the point of saving. Full of self-depreciating lyrics we all love to reluctantly relate to, and some really great vocals from lead singer Emma – this single is by no means pulling back at all.
Not only does Save Yourself stand alone as a great alt track, but it also displays A Swift Farewell’s ability to switch things up with such ease. This four-piece have achieved so much since forming in 2019, and it is so clear from tracks like this that they will continue to go from strength to strength.
Words by Selina Payandee.
📸 Robbie Walcott