Track Premiere: The White Swan – ‘Touch Taste Destroy’

Canadian doom crushers The White Swan will release their new EP, Touch Taste Destroy, in September. Three tracks of hefty doom brimming with psychedelia and melody supported by guitarist/vocalist Mercedes Lander’s (also of Kittie) powerful voice, Touch Taste Destroy cuts through the noise and swathes of other doom bands active right now. To give you a taste of what The White Swan will deliver on said EP, Decibel is streaming the title track below.

“‘Touch Taste Destroy’ is about experiencing real romantic love for the first time,” Lander says. “The kind of love that completely consumes you and ruins any idea of what you thought real love was like.   The main riff came together very easily for me and was written on an Alvarez baritone acoustic on my couch in about 5 minutes. We had the middle part tucked away in our bank of riffs and it fit very well with the main bit of music. Lyrically, the song is quite sappy, which is an underlying theme with The White Swan in general, but I really wanted to keep the verses very dark sounding, to contrast the lyrical content, and the choruses a bit more intense but in the same dark vein as the verses.

“I felt like TTD perfectly describes the EP’s theme. Not only is it one of my favorite songs but it speaks for the content of all three songs on the EP.”

Preorder Touch Taste Destroy through the band.