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Swim Deep collaborate with Hatchie on new single ‘World’s Unluckiest Guy’

The song is the latest collaborative track from forthcoming EP ‘Familiarise Yourself With Your Closest Exit’

By Hollie Geraghty

Swim Deep pose on the floor looking up to the sky, next to a photo of Hatchie singing into a microphone
Swim Deep have collaborated with Hatchie on new track ‘World’s Unluckiest Guy’. (Photos: Instagram/ YouTube).

Swim Deep have collaborated with Australian pop artist Hatchie for new track ‘World’s Unluckiest Guy’.

The song is the latest single from the Birmingham band’s forthcoming EP ‘Familiarise Yourself With Your Closest Exit’.

Written for the “world’s unluckiest guy”, the tender track features a hopeful guitar melody which seamlessly absorbs Hatchie’s dreamy vocals.

Listen to the new song below.

Frontman Austin Williams explained in a statement how Hatchie came to feature on what was then an “unfinished song”.

“What came back was something far grander and more magical than I could ever imagine,” he said.

The band’s first single from the new EP,  ‘On The Floor’, was released in November and featured Manchester artist Phoebe Green. ‘Familiarise Yourself With Your Closest Exit’ is set to feature a different collaboration on each track.

Williams spoke about what fans can expect from the new EP in a recent interview with NME, describing the collection as a “Benjamin Button” journey through their career.

“It’s weird, we’ve done the whole music industry thing in reverse,” he said, having released their first two records in a deal with RCA. “Now we’re completely on our own in a little raft in the middle of the ocean.”

“I can just go ahead and do what I want,” he said. “I don’t actually have to speak to anyone [to do things].”

He continued: “I’ve been writing songs for Swim Deep for 10 years now and sometimes it feels like there’s so much pressure that you put on yourself and all these filters, where you feel like you have to follow this brand that you’ve created yourself.”

“You’re scared of what people think and you’re scared that you could create something that you think isn’t good and then hate yourself for it – which is 90 per cent of the creative process, unfortunately.”

On March 10 the group will play their first concert since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at London’s 100 Club.

Taking to social media to announce the news, they wrote: “omg our first show since the apocalypse! so honoured and excited to play the 100 club for this special one off show to celebrate the good life.”