Oh I like this. Frightened Rabbit is slated to release a new single in mid-November on FatCat Records, and “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” is the a-side. Its a deep and powerful song, filled with a fair share of repetition and immense emotion – yet the song is wholeheartedly upbeat. The focus is Scott Hutchinson and his deep melodic vocals; the dark performance hall and flashlight-lighting provide an excellent effect. You might miss it the first listen, but “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” has a stunning string arrangement by label-mates Hauschka.
Digging deeper into the song, Scott notes:
“’Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ was the title I had in my mind before I even started writing the album; I was becoming more and more interested in the idea of a rejection of the habits and behaviour most people see as normal, and in turn embracing a certain madness. It’s about losing your mind in order to reset the mind and the body. Forget what’s gone before and wash it out. This is not necessarily a geographical journey, as the ‘swim’ can involve any activity in which you can lose yourself. It’s a good introduction to the record as the theme unravels therein.”
That alone is enough to warrant Frightened Rabbit’s pending sophomore release “highly anticipated.”