Swim Club-Hercules

Swim Club, the moniker of Copenhagen’s newest indie pop sensation Laurits Steinberg, is putting out their first EP at the end of May. Last week, we got a listen to the debut single, “Hercules,” and if the rest of the record is like this, we are in for a treat.

Written and recorded after two months out at sea, Swim Club brings that feeling of floating on calm waves to their sound. The song is a chill, synthy ode to the heroes of our everyday lives. It survives a bold choice to have acoustic guitar switch to the forefront for the last verse and move the synths to the background. The transition is somewhat striking at first, but Steinberg knows what he’s doing and it all works well.