In the mid-'90s, Nevin relaunched himself, as a singer/songwriter. An initial recording session with strings, brass, and backing singers was scrapped in favor of a series of stripped-down tracks. The material was subsequently gathered for Insensitive Songwriter, released in 1999 on Nevin's Raresong Recordings label. He followed that record up three years later with The Mighty Dove before taking an extended break from music.
In something of a second act to his career, Nevin returned in 2011 with the album Stand Beside Me in the Sun, and just a few years later, he released Beautiful Guitars. In 2017, he put out his fifth studio album, My Unfashionable Opinion.