By Vasco Dega
Indie-pop group Sŵnami are back with their latest single Paradis Disparu. A Welsh language blend of guitars, electronics and high-flying vocals, the new song is a look at their upcoming second album ‘Sŵnamii’.
Following on from previous releases like Be Bynnag Fydd and Theatr, the new track is shimmering in its sound, with a melancholic vocal line that tackles themes of grief and sadness when losing someone.
“If people like Christine and the Queens can sing in French and Sigur Ros in their own made-up language, why can’t we sing in Welsh?” Gruff Jones told the BBC in March last year. Meanwhile, discussing about the new single, Ifan Davies of the band described how: “Paradis Disparu is about the impossible task of moving on after losing someone. It’s about spiraling into mania, and trying to accept that although what once was, is dead and lost, life must go on.”
With the band winning a Welsh Language Album of the Year award for their self-titled record, as well as a coveted BBC Maida Vale session, Paradis Disparu will soon be accompanied by a new music video featuring Channel 4 ‘It’s A Sin’ actor Callum Scott-Howells. With their next album expected this summer, Sŵnami are looking to break into an even wider audience.