The Beggar




Swans present their sixteenth studio album The Beggar.

The Beggar was written and produced by founding member Michael Gira and features contributions from recent and former
Swans members, members of Angels Of Light, as well as guest Swan Ben Frost.

Following 2019’s leaving meaning, the album emerged from the 2020 lockdown with Micheal explaining, “after numerous
pandemic-induced cancellations of tours for the previous Swans album leaving meaning, and an apparent bottomless pit of
waiting, waiting, waiting, and the strange disorientation that came with this sudden but interminable forced isolation I
decided it was time to write songs for a new Swans album and forget about everything else. They came relatively easily,
always informed by the suspicion that these could be my last. When I finally was able to travel, songs in hand, to Berlin to
work with my friends recording this record, the feeling was akin to the moment in The Wizard of Oz when the film changes
from Black and White to Color. Now I’m feeling quite optimistic. My favourite color is pink. I hope you enjoy the album.”

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Additional information

Year of Release 2023
Record Label Mute Artists
No. of Tracks 10