The Skints premiered their new brand new single “Learning To Swim” today on streaming services. It’s a reggae-ish tune and then quickly goes into a punk tune like their older stuff. I’m really digging this single and you can listen to it below! I’m sure the band will be playing in the US this year (besides California Roots which was announced recently) so can’t hear to see them live again and to hear more new music!
Marcia Richards commented about the lyrics and song:
“For those who have lost a loved one, it’s not unusual to find comfort in the fact that you’ve spent more of your life with them than without. After 13 years of using this small comfort to keep afloat, 2019 will be the first year that the number of years without my sister Roanna will exceed the years she was around. As I became increasingly aware of this date approaching and my life raft sinking, I wrote ‘Learning to Swim’, a song that musically flips through time and space.”
“The innocent lovers rock expresses both my current musical output and the memories of my childhood that are becoming more distant. The chorus has no words, but flips to an era of punk and pop music that my sister was deeply into. Just as my mind gets wrenched back to that precious time so often, the song does too.” She adds, “The feeling as the years go on that it becomes more difficult to picture their face, to hear their voice. The rest of your life without them stretches ahead of you like a vast sea – it’s time for Swimming Lessons.”