PREMIERE: Swaré manufactures smooth, sexy dance pop in ‘Remember’

Swaré has come out with a somewhat calculated, autotune-heavy club pop song called ‘Remember’, following on from his debut ‘I Want You to Move’. The song was produced by ARIA-nominated Michael McGlynn and co-produced by Toby Chew of Sydney electronic duo MOZA.

‘Remember’ is an infectious dance tune with dark tinges throughout. While it’s evident Swaré is still in his early days of his career with a few somewhat ambiguous or cliché lyrics, detailing a night out with a love interest, the potential he possesses is still evident here. The lyrics paint a darker, and at times disturbing, picture than that of the production, which is a groove-filled dance track that will definitely get you moving. Lines like “Don’t know love without violence,” and later on, “These conversations bore you if you’re not getting paid,” are a bit confusing for the listener, especially considering how contagious and great the hook is. It would be interesting to see him detail a more intricate portrait of the woman in question than using reductive phrases, as his voice is hugely impressive and when paired with this style of dark club pop that would delight fans of The Weeknd, it is a formidable combo.

Swaré has said that while ‘Remember’ offers up a smooth, sexy dance pop sound sonically, it “definitely has more meaning for [him] personally.” “It’s the first time I’m actually singing about stuff that happened to me that isn’t just about going out and dancing. I don’t think it’s a particularly dark track necessarily, there’s just more emotional stuff going on there. I still want people to dance to it,” he explains.

Indeed, ‘Remember’ is sonically groovy and incredibly smooth; its chorus definitely catches your ear while lyrically there’s a hint at a darker emotional underbelly, with heavy inspiration from the likes of The Weeknd. It closes with some interesting effects which leave a lasting impression. Swaré makes great club music and this latest will no doubt set dance floors alight.

WORDS BY CAMILLA PATINI

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