The Birminghan quintet in a very special karaoke session, filmed for our Outspoken issue. Come on, kids, sing along!
Alongside Peace and JAWS, Swim Deep are one of the B-town boys preaching love and rock’n’roll happiness from Ozzy Osbourne’s hometown. For the Outspoken issue, we photographed the quartet for a very special champagne-fuelled karaoke session and asked them to sing the most gloriously, hand-on-heart personal anthem we could think of: R Kelly’s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’.
We think they did pretty well – do you? Other loud-and-proud musicians in our Outspoken issue include Swedish chanteuse Beatrice Eli, A&R favourite Rainy Milo and ex-New Young Pony Club keyboardist turned frontwoman Lou Hayter – and of course, Taylor Swift herself. Although we don’t know if she’s an R Kelly fan too.
Swim Deep’s debut album, Where The Heaven Are We, is due out on 29th July on Sony.
Film by Greg Barnes (clingfilms.tumblr.com)
Sound engineer: Douglas Fayers (www.dnaproductionsuk.com)
Fashion Editor: Natasha Wray
Photographer: Samuel John Butt
Styling assistance: Naomi Lewis and Katie Beardsley
Makeup: Teiji Utsumi
Makeup assistance: Nao Matsuo
Hair: Helena Lyons
Hair assistance: Scarlett Burton
Location: Rosina Studio
Thanks to: Jack Greenhalgh, Rosina Studios, Jessica Murray and Rupert Wilson-Copp.