Sometimes humans are so unjust to one another. Not in an overtly violent way, but with emotional microaggressions. When I experience situations like this, I turn to music to find solace or to make sense of the nonsense. An album that has been a beacon of light for me is the new HAVEMEYER album Slacker which comes out on March 3rd via Crazysane Records (pre-order in effect HERE)! Their brand of Indie Post Punk is not only powerful but also super infectious. Today I want to turn y’all on to the new HAVEMEYER visual for their anthem “Swim.” I want to say thank you to the band for creating a collection of songs that give me the power to say I refuse to be gaslighted. Also for manifesting some of the best melodies of 2023!
The song embodies the discouraging feeling when a small interaction is made bigger and bigger, by overthinking it and replaying it in ones head with different variations. Amusement park rides reflect the same sensation of going in circles, a never ending journey on a track that cannot be escaped. Reality quickly shifts to ones perception of events making something that was once simple to recall – nearly impossible. Tossing and turning in bed one wonders who, when and what has been said and, more importantly, where do we go from here?