Sun Streak – Swerve

Sun Streak - SwerveTry to ima­gine a music­al child of early 80s naive Depeche Mode sounds and early 2000s elec­tro­clash ala Chicks On Speed. Sounds totally crazy, doesn't it? The song 'Swerve' by the Canadian band 'Sun Streak' links these two genre worlds effort­lessly and it sounds exactly as described, yet some­how inde­pend­ent. This song is the open­er of the 5‑track EP 'EP' (?).

It is obvi­ous that the art­work is a homage or declar­a­tion of love to 80s pop art and appeals to the right tar­get group. 1 extra point for this! This song is part of our Spotify playl­ist ‘New Synth Pop Songs 2022‘. The playl­ist is updated con­tinu­ously. Follow this playl­ist now and don’t miss any of the latest synth pop hits in 2022.

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Lyrics of 'Sun Streak – Swerve'

Driving back­wards in a cul-de-sac
How can we get any­where going in circles?

Your hand reaches for the back of my neck
You laugh a little, and I scrape the curb

You said “if you stay in your lane, I’ll stay in mine”
As your head rests on my thigh
You said “if you stay in your lane, I’ll stay in mine”
Your hand sails through the wind with rise and decline

I want to move for­ward, but the pattern’s ardy locked
So I open my win­dows and inch my hand closer

Your eyes are reach­ing for the back of my throat
If you can drive in such a straight line then why did you swerve?

Sun Streak about 'Swerve'

The humble, almost janky verses let the hook take you by sur­prise. Swerve is a song about the dif­fi­culties of nav­ig­at­ing a queer rela­tion­ship with someone who is not out. Getting mixed sig­nals from someone who insists that she is straight, but who’s actions with you prove oth­er­wise. The car is the vehicle for describ­ing these feel­ings, in a nod to Gary Numan.