Silver Swans

Silver Swans

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandEDMAlternative

Ann Yu sings herself to sleep, hiding under soft sheets and contemplating lyrics instead of counting sheep. Her secrets escape at midnight in the form of gorgeously moody melodies, that when paired with slow-motion synth and beats by Jon Waters, become the encapsulating repertoire of Silver Swans.

Biography

Silver Swans take their name from the group of super-villains in the Wonder Woman comic book series. The evil Swans have the ability to create a powerful “swan song” of sound waves using their voices that is capable of devouring a small area of land with its destructive force. By creating a low-level humming, the Silver Swan can also form a protective shield around herself to deflect bullets and other projectiles. The musical counterpart Silver Swans, however, are far from the evil and destruction of their namesake. The electro dream-pop project captures the haunting dramatics and the pure beauty of life and dreams to build a dynamic, exultant sound all their own.

They formed from the collaboration of DJ producer Jon Waters and songwriter Ann Yu. Both artists also have prolific backgrounds. Ann Yu has been in bands that have shared the stage with acts such as The Radio Dept, La Roux, Black Kids, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Mates of State, Jose Gonzales and many more. Jon has produced and DJ’d all over the world. But with all of the experience the duo decided to take a different route when it comes to creating music together. Silver Swans puts a special meaning to the idea of bedroom recordings. All tracks were recorded in late night sessions hidden under covers, in their bathrooms, and right before bed. The songs you hear are a reflection of the dreams they’ve uncovered and hope to discover.

Lyrics

Let It Happen

Written By: Ann Yu

Sometimes, all I have is time, I often wonder you
You are not so, far away it seems, to be so close to me
It seems like, I’ve been ready for a while, I often think of
What is that feeling, I think I’m following lines
What is that feeling, I think I get lost

I know you can try to change my mind, I know to let it happen to us now

What if I, wanted more, what if I wanted less

And everything, I stir into my tea, comes back to conquer me
To learn a lot, when happiness is free, I won’t deny it
What is that feeling, I think I’m following lines
What is that feeling, I think I get lost

I know you can try to change my mind, I know to let it happen to us now

What if I, wanted more, what if I wanted less

Secrets

Written By: Ann Yu

Are you happy?
I know you shiver like a stone
I know you can’t be
When you have nowhere else to go

And your father came to find you here
I covered tracks to help you
And I don’t think about you, anymore
I don’t think about you, anymore

Maybe you’re working
In a city far away
Maybe you’re satisfied
With how boring life stayed

You told me you were gonna be
Really big or something
You told me that it’s everyone else
Who gets disappointed

Secrets of our lives
Secrets of our lives
Secrets of our lives

Discography

Secrets (single release July 2010)
Anyone's Ghost (cover of the National release Nov. 2010)
Secrets EP (released November 2nd, 2010)
Holidays (released Dec. 2010)
He Doesn't Know Why (cover of Fleet Foxes released September 2011)
Forever (to be released February 7th, 2012)

Set List

Triangles of Gold
Secrets
Meet Me Somewhere Nice
Let Me Know Now
Let It Happen
Arrows
Karen
House of Blood