The musical collaboration that has become Swim took its form through the internet. A producer’s desire to meet a compatible voice and songwriter landed in an exchange of ideas and music between Erika and Carl. After years of touring, record producing and song writing with various projects the two musicians channelled their experiences into incipient ideas and visions that were exchanged via cyberspace. A year passed without a meeting between the two, but all along music was being created and Swim was coming alive. Erika and Carl have conspired to create music for your late evenings, precious moments of solitude, drives along the seaside and the last throbbing hour on the dancefloor. One can sense chillwave in the pumping bass line, soft guitar and intimate, soothing vocals. The lyrics divulge compelling and direct encounters with people, travel, sex, lies and pulsating love. Swim’s dreamy and accessible sound is reinvented and given new dimensions through their dark, even intimidating, aesthetics. Light and dark are wielded not as opposites, but as two sides of the same thing. With self-crafted masks, black attire and a dark visual expression, Erika and Carl have created a project that desires to be experienced differently at different times.