Swans, led by frontman Michael Gira, is set to release their first album since dissolving the band's line-up as it had existed between 2010 through 2017. The follow-up to 2016's The Glowing Man will be titled Leaving Meaning and is set for release on October 25 via Young God/Mute.
Of the new album, Gira has stated, "Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.” Leaving Meaning was written and produced by Michael Gira and features numerous collaborators, including members of Angels of Light, Thor Harris, Norman Westberg, Ben Frost, the Necks, Baby Dee, and Jennifer Gira, among others.