Oliver Swain

Painting of Oliver Swain

Never More Together

I am so thrilled to announce the release of Never More Together! Recorded and Mixed by Adrian Dolan at the stunning Risque Disque Studio in Yellow Point, Vancouver Island.

I can’t convey the gratitude I feel for the amazing contributions made by my talented friends on this album. Adam Dobres, Emily Braden, Matthew Pease, Danuel Tate, James Whittall, Ben Sollee and of course Adrian. Also of note was the contribution of Mr Ridley Bent who co-wrote No Strange Thing with me in his Winnipeg home last fall.

Most of these songs came into this world at the site of what once was the village of Opinaht, Maquinna Park, Clayoquot Sound. The wild geography and lush wilderness of this place combined with the rich first nation history was the perfect environment for my wildest album to date. In the title track Never More Together, I explore my spirituality in this post deity worship era, in Maggie Molly and Raul I tell the story of two estranged lovers and their journey to togetherness. Apple Sucklin Tree in an improvisation on sensuality and Old Dreams is an homage to those who cannot stand in the face of injustice and destruction. These songs are all so dear to me and more so now having been blessed with the incredible  colleagues I worked with on  this project. Release dates start in early October, check the Shows page for more info!