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Towkio brings strings and a choir along for swooning new single, “Swim”: Watch

on October 09, 2017, 1:40pm

When last we saw Towkio, the Chicago-born rapper and producer was commanding a sexy cult in the video for single “Hot Shit”. WWW, his follow-up to 2015’s .Wav Theory, is forthcoming, and now he’s dropped another new song with the chill, woozy “Swim”.

A press release calls it “the most ambitious track of his career,” and there is a lushness here that feels fresh within the young artist’s work. Swooning, cinematic strings, handclaps, and a heavenly chorus underscore Towkio’s energetic rhymes, resulting in a track that’s by far the rapper’s most romantic.

See its accompanying lyric video above, which is framed through the reflection of a wave pool in Chicago.

Towkio is also hitting the road for a North American tour this fall. See the full dates below.

Towkio 2017 Tour Dates:
10/06 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/10 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
10/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
10/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
10/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
10/17 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/19 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/20 – New Haven, CT @ Toads
10/21 – Ithaca, NY @ Cornell U, Barton Hall
10/24 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
10/26 – Washington, DC @ The Howard
10/27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade-Heaven Stage
11/02 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/03 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/05 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse
11/07 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine
11/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
11/10 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory
11/11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
11/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
11/14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
11/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nov

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