Courtney Swain is a singer, pianist, and composer based in Providence, RI. 

Courtney fronts Bent Knee; a Boston-based rock band described by The Wall Street Journal as

"[a] silo-smashing sextet [that] taps into chamber pop, industrial rock, metal and prog-rock. Featuring the versatile, ever-appealing voice of Courtney Swain, Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness."

Bent Knee's 4th album "Land Animal" was released in June 2017 from InsideOutMusic/Sony. 

When Bent Knee is off the road, Courtney writes and performs as a solo artist and a collaborator. She released an intimate acoustic solo EP titled "Growing Pains" in November 2017. Reviewing the EP WGBH wrote,

"Swain’s lyrics hold a hidden humor, both in the occasional over-dramatics and in the inherent relatable quality to them — something that brings the listener deeper, settling in with their demons." 

Courtney is working on a full-length album she conceived during a residency awarded by the Turkey Land Cove Foundation

"A gorgeous blend of overwhelming vocal talent, modern keyboard techniques,
and contemporary sophistication."
- New England Noise
"Versatile, ever-appealing voice"
- Wall Street Journal
"Be stopped dead in your tracks and
catch the feels from this brilliantly composed piece of music"
- Allston Pudding
"Flawless voice, skillful piano work,
and genuine lyrics."
- MonkeyGoose Magazine
"Delivers emphatic, enigmatic lyrics in a manner that can evoke Björk, Alanis Morissette, or Joanna Newsom while sounding like no one but herself."
- The Boston Globe
"Showcases incredible power and range
with her most impassioned sentiments."

- Rebel Noise