‘Swallow’ is the third and final single off of the upcoming EP ‘Planetary Shift’. The song is heavily bass-driven, a different approach compared with other Graywave material.
The strong bass-line in the verses mixed with very airy dream-like guitar chords creates a lot of headroom and compliments the breathy vocals perfectly. What really makes this song stand out is the switch between minor and major keys – it gives it a really trippy vibe. “‘Swallow’ is about feeling a loss of control and losing trust within your own thoughts and actions. It’s about the way I feel when something bad happens that is out of my control – I tend to still blame myself even when I am not at fault and this song captures that. The meaning of this song also coincides with the theme of the EP; a feeling of inner turmoil and a shift in emotions.”
Graywave is the solo musical venture of multi-instrumentalist Jess Webberley. The first single of the project, ‘Afternoon Escapism’ was released in April 2019 and has since then achieved over 2000 streams on Spotify. Taking influence from the likes of Men I Trust, Slowdive, Crumb, and Widowspeak, Graywave aims to create music to make you feel as though you are elsewhere.
The combination of dreamy chords, shoegaze inspired guitar leads and powerful vocals create a distinctive, recognisable sound. Graywave has been featured on the Brum Radio A-List multiple times and has had radio play from BBC Introducing. The most recent single ‘Before’ has been their most successful song to date, landing a feature on an editorial Spotify playlist as well as receiving glowing reviews and radio play globally. The artist has recently signed to Australian label ‘False Peak Records’ and will be releasing her EP on vinyl through them. Just one month into 2021 and a lot has been achieved already. The future looks very bright for Graywave with many more surprises to