Barry Can’t Swim – Amor Fati



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Rising star of summertime dance music, Barry Can’t Swim, is the perfect fit for Shall Not Fade’s Classic Cuts series. His delicate and classy take on house is a breath of fresh air and ideal for the new, hot weather, teasing the reopening of clubs and return to freedom that this summer hopes to bring. His debut release on Shall Not Fade, Amor Fati EP is a perfectly curated four tracker of jazz with a modern twist, as shown on the opening track and first single “Lone Raver” and its bittersweet chords that blend with melancholy vocals and open out into a euphoric dancy beat. The anthemic trance overtones carry through to “Rah That’s a Mad Question”, which takes classic piano house vibes and more summertime heat with its Balaeric energy. “Jazz Club After Hours” is a triumphant, high sheen lounge roller with intricate jazz instrumentation and playful percussion to boot. EP closer, “El Layali” shows the breadth of influence on this record, as it all coalesces into a catchy house number best suited to Mediterranean dances in the sun.