MEAN SEA’s Dark Surf Rock Track, “Please Swim Back”
Blending together a mix of surf rock, punk, and pop, alternative rock band MEAN SEA showcase this unique sound in their single, “Please Swim Back.” Fans of bands such as Shannon and the Clams, Saves the Day, Beach Goons, and even The Police will love this latest track from their new EP, Trust Us We Know.
The song begins with a distinctly surf-rock melody, starting with a lighter and upbeat tempo. Although the upbeat tempo remains throughout the track, a darker sound takes over in the instrumental, creating a heavier undertone to the song’s atmosphere.
Lyrically, “Please Swim Back” alludes to the fear of being forgotten, with the scenario being played out when someone goes missing. The first lines are, “What if I went missing/ Who would pay the cost?/I’ll swim past the breaking waves until I’m lost/ Did you hear the sound of my call?/ Would you put my pictures on walls?” The questions posed are explored throughout the song, especially in the chorus. At the end of the chorus, the lyrics also incorporate the name of the track and the title of their latest EP, with, “Please swim back/You’ve been drifting too far/ Trust us we know.”
Listen to “Please Swim Back” below:
Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, MEAN SEA members Michael Strackbein, Jeremy Hayes, and Shane Walsh came together in 2016 and have been making music ever since. The band released their debut EP, Sorry We’re Late, in 2017, and now in 2023, they dropped their second EP, Trust Us We Know.
Anyone in the Baltimore area can also go see MEAN SEA live. The band is performing at Holy Frijoles, with doors opening at 9 PM. To keep up with MEAN SEA’s music, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Meanwhile, give their EP, Trust Us We Know, a listen below: