'Volume I' is the first collection of singles released by Pilgrims' Dream; it also includes previously unreleased track 'Overflow'. This music was written at a time when Ouseley, a former Marine, was suffering from chronic illness and unable to sing. He created the tracks as instrumentals using production software, and when recovered added the vocals.
Influenced by bands such as Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, Ouseley created an ‘incredibly harmonious’ (Indie Pop-Ups) sound that ‘really pops in all the right ways’ (Ear To The Ground Music). It has seen him reach the finals of the American Songwriting Awards, and received international radio airplay. These self-produced singles have gained over 100,000 streams on Spotify as well as featuring in the Alexrainbird YouTube compilations which have had millions of views. ‘Redemption’ also saw Pilgrims’ Dream named Richer Unsigned’s ‘Artist Of The Week’ calling him ‘definitely one to watch’ and lauding his ‘unique blend of harmonically rich music’.