San Francisco dreampop group Silver Swans had a great debut with their first album Forever positive critical praise all around. They toured, performed live, had a great time. And months after, the group had already began to work on songs for a new album. And as time passed by, lead vocalist and songwriter Ann Yu went through a cyclone of emotional ups and downs. During that time she was listening to a handful of songs that helped sort things out.
Here’s a quote from the singer songwriter:
I fell in and out of love and friendship, felt fear and happiness at the same time, and saw myself with one foot dangling and the other foot floating.
Featuring tracks by Jessie Ware, Toro y Moi, Miami Horror, jj, Youth Lagoon, DIIV and Beach House; short and sweet mixtape slowly lulls you through the emotional waves that Yu had gone through.
And coincidentally, the mix is perfect for the dark and gloomy weather hovering over the east coast right now.
Download the mixtape here.