Riff: Towkio – “Swim”

Oct 11, 2017

What makes us love?/What makes us dream?/I found the light/Now it’s all I see

from Swim lyrics by Towkio

Bathing in a sea of abstract harmonies, a Savemoney alum takes flight, destination: nirvana. He’s in a state of heightened awareness, realizing that all that he could ever want is standing right before him. The enlightenment didn’t come easy, he had to ask simple but profound questions and commit himself to finding the answers no matter how ugly things got. The beat is a quiet masterpiece, mixing together multiple genres and styles. Painting with broad strokes allowed him to embrace different colors and shades, a fantastical vision that is beaming with positive energy.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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