Swim Fan – “Doin’ Alright”

Photo Credit: Jonathan Burkhart

Oklahoma City-based band Swim Fan impress with their hooky single “Doin’ Alright,” meshing vocal yearning with an array of colorful synths, funk-tinged rhythms, and melodic guitar work. Patiently unfolding verses drive to a wholly satiating, title-referencing chorus that exudes a catching sentimentality following the contemplative suaveness of the initial rollout.

A funky bass hop and vibrant vocals follow a playful intro, where quick guitar licks and colorful synths converge melodically. The airy vocals fit well within the lush pop enamoring, with the “I thought I needed you in my life,” vocal rise playing with smooth-as-butter entrancement. This hook delivers replay-inducing qualities, as does the “try to forget you,” bridge past the two-minute turn. The hazy synths and yearning vocals thoroughly compel here. “Doin’ Alright” is a stellar, catchy production from Swim Fan.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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