LA label Hit City USA released the first singles for San Diego newcomer Swim Team this week, both of which are the upshot of a broken synthesizer. Accustomed to playing guitar or keyboards in bands, when Swim Team’s Caleb Chial happened upon the synth in his garage, it got his creative energy flowing in a new direction. “It was a completely different approach to making music for me,” he tells Hit City. The freedom it provided him and the “lush landscapes” he could create with the electronic instrument can be heard in “Clairvoyant,” a beautiful tune that’s as melodically ethereal as it is grounded.
Swim Team: Clairvoyant