'The Good Old Days' is out now!
The Good Old Days by Andrew Swift made its debut at #23 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart last week. Produced by Matt Fell and co-written with Tenille Townes, the track is dedicated to Andrew’s friends and family who contribute to all the good times in his life.
Andrew says, “Ever since I got my licence, I've been going on an annual weekend away with a group of friends from school. The friend group has changed a little over the years and these days there are more kids than adults, but it's still a highlight of every summer.
“When I sat down to write with Tenille, I'd just got home from one of these weekends, I started telling her all about it and my stories resonated with her own experiences. When reflecting on these times with friends we came to realise that someday we're going to look back on the days we're living now and refer to them as "the good old days."
The music video, premiering today exclusively on Countrytown, is complete with stunning scenic shots and up close and personal footage provided by Andrew, Zachary J Watson, Damian Cafarella, Melanie Overdyk, and Sean Sierakowski. The concept was, once again, inspired by his annual weekends away with his long-time friends.
Andrew says, “It means a lot to me that I was able to include some of them in this music video. There’s a whole bunch of them and their kids that pop up throughout the video including the flashback memories, one of those guys I’ve known since I was 4.
“We shot the video at a show I had in Noojee, which is a stunning area in West Gippsland, which allowed us to get some of those gorgeous scenic shots. My friend Arlo Cook directed the clip, he wanted to have little memory flashback scenes from people as they’re listening to the song.”
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The Good Old Days follows #4 country airplay single Young Lovers – these new tracks provide an exciting pointer towards what’s to come from Andrew’s forthcoming third studio album.
Andrew has gone from strength to strength since finding his feet in the Australian country music scene as a Toyota Starmaker grand finalist in 2017. With his debut country album, Call Out For The Cavalry debuting at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts, the record saw five singles lifted for release, including Fire & Ice featuring Catherine Britt.
His follow up album, The Art Of Letting Go, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Charts and was the 5th highest selling Australian Country album of 2021. The first single, Never Meant To Break Your Heart, peaked at #4 on the National Airplay Chart.
His 2nd single release, Right On Down, also climbed the charts peaking at #9, then Head Full Of Honey also landed in the Top 10, reaching #7. Andrew’s next single featuring Cass Hopetoun secured his highest National Airplay Chart to date – peaking at #3. The final single to drop, Courting Calamity, a co-write with The Wolfe Brothers also secured chart success.
Andrew scored nominations for ‘Male Artist of The Year’ and ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ at the 50th Toyota Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth, having picked up two awards at the 2019 event – ‘Qantas New Talent of the Year’ and ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’.
Watch the video below!
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