'Dreams of Iceland' follows previous releases for SWANES on Kitsuné (Parcels, Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco) - it cuts a similar downtempo groove, meshing kicked-back rhythms with butter smooth choruses, this time taking influence from ancient Nordic song forms. With 'Dreams of Iceland', primary songwriter, Michael Bildy, took inspiration from turbulent personal relationships - a notion cut in-line with the track’s glistening, icy soundscapes.
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