New song & video! I know I always say this but I'm EXCITED to have this one out. Silver Needle of Pine is a song I wrote last March during an artist retreat, and it's one of the tracks I've been working on for a new album. Here's an arrangement of it I did with Childish Japes, performed live at YouTube Space NY.Read More
On Friday I had a remarkable show at Cloud Club. The performance featured a string quartet, and I had hairs standing up on my arms during the entire set. I'm rolling out some live recordings from the show over on my Patreon page if you're interested in hearing pieces from the performance.Read More
"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."Read More
Growing Pains is out today! I've been looking forward to sharing this EP, and I'm so happy to see this day. If you take time to listen to it today, this weekend, or sometime in the future, please know that I'm very grateful to get to borrow your ears and your mind with my music. Enjoy!Read More
My new single "Glitter Bomb" is out! I've always wanted to write a heartbreaking ballad, and I think this is the closest I've come to that. Find the single on Bandcamp, or your streaming platform of choice. Enjoy!Read More
The Italian music blog altprogcore did a write up on Moon Stalker! The man behind the blog, Lorenzo Barbagli is one of the kindest, most thoughtful people we've met through Bent Knee. He pulled some major strings to help our Italian shows happen last summer. Very grateful for his continued support <3Read More
Vanyaland published a feature on the Moon Stalker video!
"Over the past few years Courtney Swain has cemented her place in Boston music as frontwoman of the genre-defying Bent Knee. But the Providence-based, Japan-raised multi-intrumentalist and performer has quietly built up an equally impressive solo output."Read More
I did an interview with the New England Noise that's in their latest issue. Big thanks to Harry C. aka Mr. Curt. My favorite quote was: a gorgeous blend of overwhelming vocal talent, modern keyboard techniques, and contemporary sophistication.