Editor’s Note: The rewarding facet of this job is to discover new artists and to have my readers get to know them. I can’t thank my readers enough! Swindy is one of the more unique bands that I have come across as of late. For a band that is establishing themselves, they’ve had a video premiere on Tattoo Magazine and they are making a name for themselves in the Phoenix, Arizona area due to their unique melodies and unique arrangements in their music. Check out Swindy at the following locations:
M.T.C.: Tell us about the song “Reflection” and the music video.
Randall: The song reflection describes the struggle of knowing you need to let go of someone, but wanting to hold onto them. It’s a post break up song. It’s an “I don’t want to give you up, but I know I have to” song. It’s probably the most serious song on the EP I released in 2017. And when I was meeting with Nate and Isa from Originate Designs, we really wanted to try and capture the essence and the meaning with a story, and we wanted to use characters. All things considered it was a low-budget production. So we decided to use Alyson Precie (who also sings in the Swindy live band) to act in the video. We wanted to capture clips of her and I in relationship moments past present and future. Reflecting on what once was. We shot many scenes with that in mind. The video has a present tense where I am lip-syncing. And a past tense where I am reflecting on the relationship. It also features Johnathan Russel as he was a guest on the track. He too has had his fair share of relationship issues. So he could relate to the song as well.
M.T.C.: Describe Swindy as a movie title.
Randall: “Gone with the Swind” or