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Tash Saunders

Tash is a music-lover based in London. She is particularly passionate about fresh new bands, chaotic live shows, and crowd-surfing. When not at a gig, she can be most often found writing about them.

swelt go straight for the heartstring-jugular in new single ‘My Only Reflection’, the first from their second EP

Remembering a long-lost friend. Nostalgia for something you can’t quite remember. Wherever you are, longing to be where you’re not. These are just somo of the things you’ll feel listening to swelt’s new single ‘My Only Reflection’.

Full of lilting guitar and harmonious vocals, the track has an aura of comforting melancholy. It’s a patterned canvas of pensive, yet strangely uplifting despair. Written in the wake of the death of a close friend, it’s no wonder the song’s clean strokes of bittersweet vulnerability pack such an emotional punch. The bold, non-traditional form of the song only serves to submerse you further in songwriter Reuben Brunt’s affecting musical landscape.

‘My Only Reflection’ is accompanied by a woozy music video, reminiscent of walking in a dream. The video has a DIY feel, with sparse and jarring visuals, bringing with it a kind of emotional intimacy. There are very few things, nay none, more fitting for this track than a man running from something (read: himself) in the woods.

This is the first single from swelt’s second EP, which is due for release later this year.

Listen to ‘My Only Reflection’ here: