An in-demand songwriter and gifted vocalist, Sway Clarke is carving out his own path.
One of 8 children born to a Cuban and Jamaican family in Toronto, he was raised on a mixture of hip-hop culture and soul music alongside a fascination with 90’s British guitar music and songwriting. These disparate influences inform his cosmopolitan sound, bringing together elements of soul and contemporary r&b with wittily clever and introspective lyrics under an umbrella of immaculately addictive present day pop.
His first offering, ‘I Don’t Need Much’, inspired by a recent move to Berlin, is a spirited ode to the experience of moving to a new city, with its sensations of liberation, self- sufficiency and the search for a good time, set to an intoxicatingly woozy late-night wall of sound.
Championed early by tastemakers like NME, The FADER and Pigeons & Planes, Sway Clarke is poised to build on his already impressive introduction by continuing to present his brand of crafty songwriting.