What: Glistening synth pop
Why We Care: In his promo picture, which you can observe in all its ethereal glory above, Swimming Lessons is emerging from the light like an old testament God bringing Manna to his people. Its not the kind of photo that could accompany a dreary slab of dour post-punk and, presumably because Swimming Lessons is very aware that absolutely everyone judges absolutely every book (metaphorical or actual) by its cover, it doesn’t. Instead what it accompanies is a magisterial slice of glisteningly smooth synthpop that brings to mind the, now infamous, Boris Johnson quote about Otters and beach volleyball. Its sleek and skillful, warm and understated and ultimately, importantly, really really good.
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