Photo by: Nathan Carol
Oly Sherman basks in the beauty of the everyday in latest single ‘Dancin’ in the Rain’. A beautiful, vulnerable display of strength, Oly’s sumptuous vocal tones take us on a journey of pure joy and artistry.
Speaking to his philosophy of enjoying the simple pleasures of life, Oly’s confident vocals exude a power that draws you in. Soulfully dancing over luxurious jazz instrumentation, the result is nothing short of exceptional.
Pulling aural influences from international favourites Daniel Ceasar, Omar Apollo and Loyle Carner, and closer to home with Tash Sultana, Kaiit, and Matt Corby. Sherman’s aurally decadent soundscapes are nestled in between that beautiful space of soul-fused jazz and RnB.
Slightly more stripped back then previous releases, Oly showcases his confidence in his experimentation, leaning more heavily into the late night jazz dive bar, spotlighting his vocals.
“Dancin’ In The Rain is about enjoying the little things and getting out of your own head. The rain is a symbol for doing things that aren’t necessarily comfortable at first, but doing them because of the valuable people around you, and the ultimate joy of jumping in.” Oly Sherman
‘Dancin’ in the Rain’ sees airy synths, a deliciously grooving baseline, and fluttering sporadic keys work in harmony, elevating Olys honeyed vocal tones. The shining strength of this single is the crooning, saxophone solo that brings to life the feeling of walking through Paris at midnight under spheres of illumination from weathered street lamps.
Like previous releases, ‘Dancin’ in the Rain’ was recorded at Sherman’s home studio, with final touches applied at A-Sharp Studios. The single was then refined by both Oly Sherman and engineer Daniel Natoli.
Since releasing his first single in 2017, Sherman has carved out a devout following of listeners yearning for his soul-laden songs. In that time he has seen break-out success from single ‘Homeboy’ which accumulated 120k+ streams alongside a steady fan base of monthly listeners on Spotify that hovers at around 20k, Oly Sherman has proven his dynamism in spades.
With two sold out shows at iconic Sydney venue The Lansdowne, the Newtown Festival and notable support slots for Slum Sociable, Alex The Astronaut and Matthew Young, Oly Sherman will be sharing his honeyed vocals and grooving beats with a number of shows across the country over September through to November.
OLY SHERMAN TOUR DATES
Friday 2nd September The Taproom Castlemaine, VIC*
Saturday 3rd September The Drunken Poet Melbourne, VIC*
Sunday 4th September Austin’s Winery Sutherlands Creek, VIC*
Friday 23rd September Sol Bar – The Lounge Maroochydore, QLD*
Saturday 24th September Junk Bar with Alys North Brisbane, QLD Tickets
Thursday 13th October The Royal Bondi, NSW*
Friday 25th November Beach Hotel Byron Bay, NSW*
* Free Show
PRAISE FOR OLY SHERMAN
“There are few things you can rely on in this world. One of those things is the quality of Oly Sherman’s uploads. Matt Corby fans, listen up!”
triple j, Abby Butler
“It’s stirring world class folk and that pay off at the end is so worth it.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne
“A folk sensation echoing the dreamy work of Matt Corby, Boy & Bear and Josh Pyke”
“True to the theme, this one from Oly Sherman has a golden and sunny hue to it. It’s like he’s dipped all the parts in honey for the sweetest feel.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe