Swans have released 'It's Coming It's Real', the first track to be plucked from their forthcoming album, Leaving Meaning.
Due on October 25th, the new album follows 2016's The Glowing Man. That album saw Michael Gira and Co close the book on that particular iteration of the band, promising something new when they returned.
The 7 minutes here offer up something noticeably calmer yet no less mesmerising than the Swans we have become accustomed to since their resurrection in 2010.
As usual, it's a track to fully immerse yourself in. A sonic cocoon to curl up inside. Just listen to those unexpectedly soothing choral backing vocals, provided by Anna and Maria Von Hausswolff.
An entrancing and euphoric slow build makes 'It's Coming It's Real' the ideal appetiser for the upcoming (double) album. If all this wasn't exciting enough, the band head out on tour in 2020. Get ready!
Photo of Michael Gira by Jennifer A. Gira