Great Lake Swimmers have just released a new single, “Falling Apart / The Talking Wind” which embodies a minimal, atmospheric approach taken with first new music from the group in quite some time.

The Talking Wind” premiered last week on Culture COLLiDE and on CBC in Canada, and as songwriter Tony Dekker explains, “I had become somewhat disenchanted with the acoustic guitar, and thought it was appropriate for a song about the wind to be made up entirely of woodwinds and vocals. There’s a rhythmic, hypnotic quality to them. Lyrically, I think it argues that the elements and nature can sometimes be the finest sources of comfort and solace.”

“Falling Apart” followed a similar process, paring things down to dreamy layers of harp, piano, and vocals.

The new tracks were co-produced with Chris Stringer (Union Sound), and the lush acoustics of the historical 144-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario lend the songs their ambient backdrop.

Great Lake Swimmers are doing select tour dates in Ontario this spring.

Check out the new single here:

“…a beautiful, hypnotic track wrapped in a rich, comforting warmth…” – CBC

 “’The Talking Wind’ sees a band experimenting with orchestral sounds in novel ways, and to significant artistic effect.” – Culture Collide

Falling Apart / The Talking Wind single cover

Upcoming Tour Dates:
March 1 – St. Catharines, ON @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
March 3 – Waterford, ON @ Waterford Town Hall
May 4 – Hamilton, ON @ Mills Hardware
May 5 – Creemore, ON @ Avening Community Centre
May 25 – Burnstown, ON @ Neat Coffee Shop
June 2 – Windsor, ON @ Olde Walkerville Theatre