Just days before kicking off their US tour with genre-blending outfit Enter Shikari, New Jersey noisemakers Can’t Swim have just unleashed their own version of a musically diverse track.
Taken from their new six-track EP Foreign Language, which is set to hit stores October 11th, Can’t Swim has just debuted their half-pop-punk half-hardcore track “Filthy Rich” featuring Chris LoPorto’s former Trash Talk bandmate Spencer Pollard.
“Money makes people do awful things,” says LoPorto about Can’t Swim’s heavy new track. “It can turn friends into enemies and family members into distant strangers. This song is about feeling manipulated, used and taken advantage of by someone who is close to you.”
LoPorto went on to add, “The [song’s] bridge always felt a bit empty and uninteresting in the demo stage to me but luckily my good friend Spencer Pollard, whose band Trash Talk I briefly played in years ago, was in town and came by the studio to sing on the song. After that, it finally felt complete.”
As for Can’t Swim’s new hard-hitting EP which features guest spots from Frank Carter, Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara and Stray From The Path’s Drew Dijorio, LoPorto said: “Foreign Language is a record that I felt necessary to put out. These events in my life that I had never touched on in previous material, that I never had the right words for, finally made sense in the time we are living in now. To be able to write music honestly and to be transparent with our agenda has always been the goal and Foreign Language is the best interpretation of that yet.”
LoPorto continued, “It is very easy to fall under criticism and do what you ‘think’ you should do with your art – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – and while I too am a victim of these tropes and have hit roadblocks [creatively] because of the pressure, I can proudly say that this release came so naturally and organically playing to our strengths but also letting the mistakes and mishaps have their place on the recordings”
For your first look at Can’t Swim’s heaviest offering yet, be sure to check out “Filthy Rich” below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Foreign Language and grab tickets to see Can’t Swim out on tour here.