Squid Drop Conceptual Video For “Swing (In a Dream)”

Post-Punk British band, Squid, introduce their upcoming LP, O Monolith, with the single “Swing (In a Dream).” Their second album follows Bright Green Field and is due to come out June 9 via Warp. 

The new track is accompanied by an introspective video directed by Yoonha Park. In a recent statement, frontman Ollie Judge said that the inspiration of “Swing (In a Dream)” came from a dream he had of Jean-Honoré Fragonard painting The Swing.

“In my dream, I was in the painting, but it was flooded and everything was floating away,” admitted Judge, who shows an impeccable performance, singing: “The wires in the stream/ From rubble to my dream/ I worry in my sleep/ Rococo curves you soothe me/ To live inside the frame/ And forget everything/ A swing inside a dream/ And all they’ll do is scream.”

Squid dropped their debut album, Bright Green Field, in 2021. The band went on to promote the record with a U.S. tour, during which they shared a cover of the Bill Callahan song “America!”

Watch the official music video for “Swing (In a Dream)” here:

See the full tracklist of O Monolith below: 

Swing (In a Dream) 

Devil’s Den

Siphon Song 


The Blades 

After the Flash 

Green Light 

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