Toronto's Michael Peter Olsen Announces New Album 'Narrative of a Nervous System'
Watch the music video for "So Far So Good"
Published Aug 01, 2023Toronto-based songwriter/cellist Michael Peter Olsen has announced a new album, Narrative of a Nervous System, coming October 27 via Hand Drawn Dracula.
Being raised by two musicians, Olsen started learning the cello at a young age, but never really connected to the classical compositions he was taught. He found his stride playing with bands like Hidden Cameras, Jim Guthrie, Constantines and Arcade Fire. Narrative of a Nervous System is said to see him dive deeper into post-modernist music styles and features guest performances by Owen Pallett, Màiri Chaimbeul, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan's Alaska B and Zoon.
To coincide with the album announcement, Olsen has shared the lead single "So Far So Good," a composition blending acoustic and electric cello sounds to give a sense of endless space and movement.
Watch the music video for "So Far So Good" below, where you'll also find the full tracklist for Narrative of a Nervous System.
Narrative of a Nervous System:
1. So Far So Good
2. Biorhythms (feat. Zoon)
3. Terms of Desertion
4. Murmurs (feat. Mairi Chaimbeul)
5. Muscle Milk
6. Sweet Meet (feat. Owen Pallett)
7. Feel to Heal
8. Sweat Equity (feat. alaska B)
9. It's Complicated