‘Time’ is the latest single from London-based four-piece Old Swing, produced and mixed by Sam Winfield who has previously worked with Fickle Friends and Amber Run.
The track, which had its radio premiere on BBC Introducing, is an upbeat indie pop anthem soaked in synth. Mournful lyrics which revolve around admitting defeat are offset by a consistent electronic beat and restrained vocals, with the combination of the two preventing the single from feeling complacent despite the sense of resignation which is present throughout.
The song begins with a catchy and classic-sounding guitar riff before building nicely to its chorus, eliciting a soft tone which entices the listener in and never overwhelms. The relaxed and mellow sound which Old Swing have created is pleasant and inviting, feeling perfectly suited to radio play alongside bands like Pale Waves and The 1975.
‘Time’ is a smooth track which simultaneously feels like a throwback yet also firmly rooted in today’s music landscape. It grows on you over time, possessing a dreamlike quality which allows you to enjoy it just as much the tenth time as you did on your first listen.