Last time, Berlin-via-Toronto’s Sway Clarke II his us with the Frank Ocean-meets-Lorde flow, and now he’s on a Elton John-Miguel trip with “Secret Garden,” its beat like a broken-down “Bennie and the Jets” and his stop-and-go singing (including the line please respect my body) primed for cocksure shoulder-dances. Fresh off opening for Haim’s European tour, he’s now setting his sights to his debut EP, out this summer. His reference points certainly right, it’ll be interesting to hear him sounding like no one so much as Sway Clarke II.
Stream: Sway Clarke II, “Secret Garden”
Stream: Sway Clarke II, “I Don’t Need Much”