The Olympic Symphonium have emerged from a three-year silence with a new song, “Coat of Arms.” The song, says band member Graeme Walker, “wrestles with figuring out an identity and then bringing that individual into relationships. What qualities do we gain or lose in ourselves by becoming this character? And how do those qualities evolve and change over time?”
The Olympic Symphonium have been trudging through the murkier depths of the Canadian music stream since 2005. Consisting of four distinct and diverse songwriters, the band has crafted a full, lush sound that is entirely their own. A sound that features emotional musical flourishes, soaring harmonies that float in and out, and dramatic lyrical content. It is the sound of a strange and beautiful tension.
The group is currently working on their fifth album.