I’ve been digging the new music coming from the Sworn In camp, leading up to the release of All Smiles (out June 30th on Fearless Records). Their latest track is “Dread All”, the ninth from the upcoming album, and it’s also our Track Of The Day.
“Dread All” is as heavy as you’d expect it to be, coming from Sworn In, and also includes side-trippings of dream sequence vibed clean vocals. Timing wise it’s also a trip, with stuttered beats/riffs throughout most of the track, making room for other sections to push up against the stuttering base of sound.
“You look so familiar
Guess I always knew
And I’m you”
The stuttered sound, along with stuttered vocals that feel so cautiously and progressively offered up that it is like pulling teeth, takes on a feeling of frustration. There’s no sense of fully breaking free of it as the track progresses. Only momentary reprieves of flow.
The emotion of dread is heavy and withholding like this, so it makes perfect sense, creatively. The music video makes full use of an overhead projector, with ‘Tyler D.’ writing to fill in the gaps of projected lyrics, as well as singing in amongst projected images and text.