Albeit the title seems gloomy, this is actually one of the most hopeful songs you’ve heard.

Swindle is back with a blast (and sweet trumpets), this time together with the gorgeous Poppy Ajudha and Daley. The funky basslines and the strings make the song both groovy and gentle, with that signature Swindle beat touch. He elaborates:

The song really speaks to the sentiment of our time in the studio, lifting each other up during a dark time. We recorded this song on the last night of the week-long session and basically had a party recording it.

“DARKEST HOUR” marks the announcement of Swindle’s upcoming album, The New World (due 10th October) and continues the visual series (after “LOST“) with stunning, comic-styled animated video: