Barry Can’t Swim Embraces “Pure Party Energy” For ‘Sunsleeper’

"It’s all the core emotions of my sound, but bigger..."

Barry Can’t Swim has shared his new single ‘Sunsleeper’.

The London based producer is a ball of energy, perpetually working. Currently lining up some Stateside shows, the Edinburgh-born artist has also completed a subtle overhaul of his work.

Switching from Technicolour to Ninja Tune, his first release on the powerhouse label is the glorious, euphoric ‘Sunsleeper’.

A superb return, it rushes headlong on to the dancefloor, recalling Four Tet or Caribou at their most direct. A wave of optimism and energy, the vocal sample offers a deliriously infectious melody while the synths power it to heavenly levels.

“It’s been a while since I’ve written a tune like this, pure party energy,” he comments. “Stylistically it’s like the cousin of Blackpool Boulevard, but with a Spanish vocal sample layered over it to bring even more warmth and energy. I wanted this to be the first release of the year, it’s all the core emotions of my sound, but bigger. And that’s what this year is about.”

Tune in now.

Credit: Henry Gorse

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