Sydney-based artist Oly Sherman is back with another glistening track, In The Summer and the announcement of his debut album, Land of All Pretend. Due out next month, the record will feature Sherman's collaboration with KP Hydes, Lush Lyfe.
Recorded at Sherman’s home studio in Sydney, In The Summer expertly showcases Sherman's rich vocals, whilst also demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter, contrasting previous releases. The break-up song brings bittersweet nostalgia, with Sherman's vivid lyricism stirring emotion.
Speaking of the track, the musician shares: “Within the time of its construction, I was going through a pretty rough breakup. I wrote this song as an acceptance that some things just don’t work between two people. Despite this, I wanted to write a song which showed kindness, respect, and an admiration of the times two people can spend together within their lives.”
The song arrives with an official visual, embodying the emotions of the track, directed by Ben Develin out in Anna Bay to bring his ideas to life. "This was definitely one of the more unique videos I’ve done with my music." Sherman says of the visual. "It was quite literally all about the environment we were using, and it just made everything work and eventually look so much easier. I think the meaning of the song really suits the place we were in. I’m really really proud of this one."
With two EP's under his belt, Sherman has released a string of singles over the past year, and has taken to the stage at the Newtown Festival, Sydney Beer Festival and tour as a support act with artists such as Slum Sociable, Kim Churchill and New Zealand’s Louis Baker throughout his career. Earlier last year, Sherman kicked off 2020 with a mammoth 11 performances across Japan, soon after returning home to lend his talents in the form of a performance to raise funds for the Bushfire Relief.
In The Summer is out now! Listen to the track below.