Tri-State NJ - The project Swim the Current headed up by guitarist Greg Antine has released his next single "Cognitive Dissonance". Vocalist Chaka Malik (Burn, Orange 9mm), bassist George Pond (Disciples of Verity), and guitarist Joe Gareri (Ernie Ball, Music Man artist, Joe Gareri of Joe Gareri Project) join the head of this project, Greg Antine, this time as musician guests on Swim the Current's current project release.
A professional well-known and constructed team of musician's all contributing as they have certainly set a tone that continues to showcase what a project like Swim the Current can produce. It could be said about the Swim the Current project, those incredible things happen when musicians come together and meld their talents.
"Cognitive Dissonance" certainly is a leader in the realm of modern collaborations between well-respected musicians and long-time friends.
"This song is an introduction into a world of isolation during a time of pandemic, frustration, and media propaganda. It is a whirlwind for the search for inner sanctum." - Greg Antine
“I like songs that force a listener to pay attention lyrically, and musically. Allowing words, notes, and sounds to paint the picture. Creating the space for personal transcendence and a free mind”- Chaka Malik
"This song is a culmination of feelings such as isolation, anger, frustration towards all the things in the world that fragmented into a whole. As they come together in these unprecedented times." - George Pond
"Having worked previously with George and Greg on the debut from Disciples Of Verity, there was an an immediate chemistry between the 3 of us which continues on with Swim The Current. I can’t wait for the world to hear what we’ve been working on!” - Joe Gareri
Swim the Current was formed by guitarist Greg Antine as a project to showcase music ideas that needed a place to come to life. Antine combines his notable rock guitar talent and pushes his own personal development with a vision. Soon, he decided he wanted to take what he was creating and bring together a few local and national vocalists and musicians as guests and set a goal of music that pulls from the solid hard/metal rock. Taking the course of his precision guitar sound, he has pushed it forward to meet today’s rock demands. The sound of Swim the Current is set to capture a unique and distinctive blend of heavy, dark, and emotional rock. Most would say that Deftones are a big inspiration behind the infectious-sounding music that this artist portrays.
From San Diego to Portugal, Swim the Current will inspire, and perhaps one day, make the world more universally connected through music, space, and time.
Greg Antine has performed with (Disciples of Verity, Hengine, and Madjul). Presently, along with his project, Swim the Current, he is a former guitarist and songwriter for the New Jersey metal band Slave Revolt.
All Songs Written By Greg Antine. Recorded at GoreGrin Studios and Rival Sound Studios.