Oly Sherman’s voice engages from the onset. The indie folk songwriter has already been captivating audiences since his 2017 debut with a charming stage presence and approach to his craft; now he returns, with a beautiful new single, Bones.
The single, produced by himself and Daniel Natoli (Once Around Saturn, Georgia Eyes), is driven by well-laid percussion and melodies, as Sherman’s folk vocals careens throughout. Similarities to Matt Corby and Ziggy Alberts aside, Sherman has grown into an artist all his own, harnessing powerful and yearning vocals, while expressing versatility as a musician and songwriter. Bones is an example of Sherman’s dynamism and ability to wholly captivate.
A single rooted in Sherman’s own personal story, Bones is a song crafted for listeners to immerse themselves in. “‘Bones’ to me is about the feeling that something’s coming within yourself, and you don’t know whether it’s something great or something that could break you. It’s been a big year for me emotionally, and I wanted to create something that people could just dance to. I feel like whatever headspace people are in, songs like this can make people feel stronger and happier..” Oly Sherman
Sherman’s previous releases Pain Free Melody and Push Me Down were early signs of the promise the Sydney songwriter held, but with the release of Bones, Sherman elevates; the flourishing of an exciting career continues, with 2019 looking to be Sherman’s biggest yet.
“A spiritual journey, this one. Got some Tash Sultana, Matt Corby vibes to it.”
Triple J Unearthed, Claire Mooney (‘Pain Free Melody’, 2019)
“Oly Sherman has a beautiful voice, it has to be said. Long, soaring notes and precise guitar strums…Sherman entranced the crowd.”
BONES TOUR DATES
Friday 10th May – Howlin’ Wolf – Wollongong
Wednesday 29th May – Hotel Ravesis – Bondi
Thursday 13th June – Hotel Ravesis – Bondi
Thursday 20th June – UNSW Roundhouse Beergarden – Sydney
Wednesday 26th June – Hotel Ravesis – Bondi
Saturday 27th July – Low302 – Surry Hills
A talent to be watching as this year continues to roll out, Oly Sherman’s Bones are laid bare for newcomers and longtime fans alike to familiarise themselves with. A fitting continuation of the stunning music he has already released, this new single further positions Sherman as an artist to watch.