Austin Williams, frontman of Swim Deep, has shared his first track as solo artist Ginger. The song is a cover of Sinead O’Connor’s ‘Black Boys on Mopeds,’ which was originally released in 1990. Yet the song remains as relevant as ever, with the lyrics still reflecting society today, “England’s not the mythical land of Madame George and roses/It’s the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds.” Another startling line is, “These are dangerous days, to say what you feel is to dig your own grave.”
Ginger has released a home-movie style video for the track, which sees Williams performing the song in a rather festive room of tinsel and fairy lights, smoking in between singing. Swim Deep’s latest album ‘Mothers’ was released earlier this year, and it will be interesting to see what comes next from Ginger.