Song Premiere: Like Swimming, “Among A Thousand Desperate Minds”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 07.01.14 in News

Swedish trio Like Swimming nicked their name from the Morphine record of the same name, but their music betrays none of that band’s ominousness. Instead, “Among A Thousand Desperate Minds,” from the forthcoming Structures, is a big, glimmering pop gem. Claes Carlström and Ida Hedene’s voices balance each other beautifully; his is a big, rich baritone croon — think early Scott Walker singing Spandau Ballet — and hers is light and crisp and summery. They make the song’s message — one of abusive love in oppressive situations — feel like the centerpiece to some futuristic Broadway musical.