Declan O'Donovan

Fri 20 October 2023

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Declan O'Donovan


We welcome back the talented Declan O’ Donovan.

A highlight of Levis’ Secret Song 2019, Declan O’Donovan is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Whitehorse, Yukon known for his distinctive voice and genre-blending style on keyboards and the piano. With records that showcase alternative song-writing sensibilities while exploring folk and psych rock, Declan O’Donovan has drawn comparisons to artists such as Randy Newman, Father John Misty, and Harry Nilsson. O’Donovan has toured across Canada and abroad including performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, and multiple tours throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Canadian Singer Songwriter Declan returns to play music from his new album ‘Amok’..

Declan O Donovan 🎹


FRI October 20th

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‘Amok’ takes sonic cues from the places it was born in, geographically and mentally. It bends, sometimes, toward grandeur, like the vast and mountainous terrain surrounding O’Donovan’s hometown of Whitehorse, where most of the songs were written. It trades in a lushness of sound that recalls the all-encompassing greenery of Vancouver Island, where it was recorded. And it reels with a similar terror and revelatory spirit that descended upon O’Donovan during a mushroom trip in the rainforest on that same west coast before he began writing these songs. Amok frequently pushes back, too, against 21st-century isolation, investigating its effects and building something to snuff them out. Against the heaviness, O’Donovan arms himself with a healthy dose of irreverence, never taking himself too seriously. Over the jaunty piano of “Maggie,” there’s even something to find joy in as the west coast slips into the sea: “Though California’s done for, we can see the ocean from our front door.”