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Napoleon’s “Swollen” Is the Most Romantic Song You’ll Hear All Week

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Napoleon’s “Swollen” Is the Most Romantic Song You’ll Hear All Week

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While this track “Swollen” was released a few years back when Simon Mills was one half of the UK duo Bent, he’s recently released an updated mix under his solo moniker Napoleon, which probably marks the first time I’ve ever been thankful for a re-release, because I stupidly missed it the first time around. Today I can’t listen to anything else. As Mills writes on his BandCamp page:

I wanted to return to ‘Swollen’ for years, especially since releasing Napoleon tracks. Zoe’s vocal was a moment of magic when it was recorded – literally in the first take – in one go. The track took about 24 hours from start to finish to produce, so I’ve always wanted to spend a bit more quality time with it in terms of twiddling, a day wasn’t enough!

A day won’t be enough for me to squeeze in enough listens of this fevered seduction that quietly exposes its heart, and body, one slowly discarded garment at a time. I don’t know what’s wrong with me here, even the lyrics, rather pedestrian lovey dovey stuff on paper, seem like the most devastating declaration.

 
With you my darling
I’m more peaceful inside
Don’t need anything else
to make me feel alive
You electrify me
And I want to be
In your arms
For always
For always, oh

Our love is swollen
Made of the quietest shade of loud
Hold me like an anchor
Floats just like a cloud
A cloud

 

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