Swanky Tiger, ‘Half Light’ – Exclusive Premiere
Hailing from New York City, rockers Swanky Tiger are gearing up to release their debut album on Jan. 6, 2015. While we all wait to get our hands on the full-length, Diffuser is ecstatic to premiere the band's latest single from the record, 'Half Light.' Check it out and crank it up below.
It doesn't take long for Swanky Tiger to hook listeners on 'Half Light' -- the opening slowly builds into an explosive groove, highlighting the individual talents of the members while showcasing their solid, cohesive sound, reminiscent of acts like the White Stripes, Stone Temple Pilots, Iggy and the Stooges and the Cure ... just to name a few.
"The song was conceived initially from a riff that Deez [Michael Glendening] came up with," the band explains. "We dug the power behind it and used part of the guitar melody as a base for the vocal line as well, so as to accentuate the part more fully."
Swanky Tiger go on, "The song, in its essence, is about being secure, feeling loved and steadfast in a relationship. Not everything is balanced all the time, though, so there's a wild solo and lots of dynamic shifts to convey the ever-changing, unpredictable nature of things."
If you dig what you hear from 'Half Light,' make sure to check out their first single from their upcoming record, 'Empires,' below: