San Mei returns to her signature dreamy, open guitar sounds, releasing her latest track ‘Sink Or Swim’.

‘Sink Or Swim’ was created during a particularly challenging time, the song serving as an anthem for choosing optimism over drowning during dark times; consciously coupling uplifting melodies with decisively optimistic lyrics, the new single threads a needle of emotion between turmoil and happiness. 

The best option for me during that time was to look up and swim to the surface, rather than just let myself sink,” San Mei tells us. “I wrote this song as an anthem of sorts, not just for myself but for others because I know this feeling is universal. I wanted it to be a rejection of the idea that our circumstances have control over us and know that we can always choose optimism and forge our way to the light.”

“It was cool to be in a totally new, challenging place and I think this song is a by-product of that sonically,” explains San Mei. “I wanted to make something that felt a little bit crazy and scary to me – kinda how it felt being alone on the other side of the world for a moment.

‘Sink or Swim’ is now available to stream across all digital platforms. Listen to the new single, here.

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