- Words Notion Staff
Welsh indie-pop group Sŵnami release video for their latest single, "Paradis Disparu".
Made up of Ifan Davies, Ifan Ywain, Gruff Jones, Gerwyn Murray, and Lewis Williams, Sŵnami (like tsunami) are a Welsh-speaking indie band making waves. Their latest single dropped on June 10th, and this week sees the release of the accompanying visuals for “Paradis Disparu”. The new track offers fans a glimpse into the group’s second album, ‘Sŵnamii’, due this summer.
Since the release of their debut album in 2015, Sŵnami have been on a mission to bring Welsh language music into the mainstream. The self-titled debut album chronicled the life of a ‘20 something’ in Wales of the 2020s, exploring escapism in this environment. Striking a chord, the debut saw them record a coveted BBC Maida Vale session, as well as winning the award for Welsh Language Album of the Year.
Their latest offering is equally emotionally vulnerable, a track about grief. About the track, Ifan describes: “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”. It is sonically bright, presenting the topic amongst soaring vocals and earworm melodies. Released this week, the video will star Bafta Cymru Award Winner Callum Scott Howells, known for his role in Channel 4’s ‘It’s A Sin’.