Today Svvarms are sharing their new single/video “Oceans.” Watch the music video HERE. “Oceans” will also be featured in the upcoming episode of NCIS:LA on the 17th. ICYMI: Stream Svvarms’ previous single, “Adaleena,” from their forthcoming EP.
Regarding the single’s origin, the band stated: “We wrote all the verse content for this song first, I sang the lyrics in a stream of consciousness without really knowing what it was about. Then Luke came up with this really cool chorus which immediately contextualized the song for me and I realized that it is a meditation on my relationship with my mother and her relationship with her family. My family lives right on the ocean south of Boston and we’ve had a little beach house in our family for generations. It has become the focal point of all kinds of family trauma and has many times almost been completely destroyed by storms that roll though in the winter. Many of the other houses on the street have been consumed by the ocean now but we’ve always been able to repair our house and keep it standing even though most of the extended family no longer speaks to each other.”
Formed in 2019, Svvarms is the East Bay based duo of Luke Baće and Dan Pirello. Baće and Pirello are old friends who have been making music together for years. Svvarms started on a fateful Tuesday night in the winter of 2019 when they found themselves in Baće’s studio surrounded by a menagerie of guitars and synths. They unintentionally wrote their first song “Lightning in the Rain” and, invigorated by that flash of creativity, decided to meet every Tuesday night and write and record a new song, which they did for the next several months. The idea was never to have a band but to incorporate the routine of making music for creativity’s sake. Several weeks before the pandemic hit they wrote the song “Adaleena.” At that point they had amassed a considerable body of work, deciding they should release the music they had been making over the past year. Throughout 2020 they continued to have socially distant recording sessions with Pirello being relegated to the Iso booth. Now, they are on the precipice of releasing this music and for the first time in many years, getting to share the stage together. Svvarms is a pure expression of unfettered musical joy, free of judgement, always searching and staying open to the wellspring of music that flows through Pirello and Baće.
press photo credit: Ginger Fierstein
Street Date: April 15, 2022