Posts Tagged ‘Westerman’

May 30, 2018
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If you haven’t been jamming to Westerman’s latest single for much of the month already, it’s high time you strut your stuff to groovalicious Edison, a slick warbling, funk slinking indietronica and pop song that gives voice to the frail inner monologue of the narcissist. As Westerman says “It’s about ambition, petulance and ill preparation. I imagined myself inside the head of the megalomaniac. I played around with all the unmet need and fear you would find there.“ The Londoner certainly crafts some of the most fascinating music of the moment. On warm glowing Edison, Westerman continues to collaborate with electronic producer Bullion to sculpt his sophisticated experimental sound. Edison even features some moments that remind me of early 80s classics by the likes of Talking Heads, but then Westerman quickly switches up the vibe of the song again with his lush blend of instrumentals. A Westerman album is slated for 2019, which seems like a very long time for us Westerman fans to wait, but we promise we’ll be patient. Edison is out on Apple Music, here.

April 5, 2018
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I Turned Away is the flip side to Westerman’s recent acclaimed single Confirmation, but it could steal the limelight itself with its glassy pilose vocals and its light, airy indietronica and folk. The British musician floats us high into the stratosphere with his track about illusions and mirages, which was recorded in one take with the intention of retaining its rawness. I Turned Away was written about the realization that what you thought was there was never really there, something many of us have no doubt encountered in our own experiences, too. Westerman reunites with electronic producer Bullion on the light shimmering song. If you missed out on companion track Confirmation previously, you can stream the tune below. 

February 11, 2016
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Londoner Westerman emerges in the music woodwork with a spectacularly jangling treat of a folk debut named Harvard. His gorgeously soothing vocals remind me of Sweden’s José González, but Harvard carries a The Shins like 70′s psych tinged quality and a subtle coarseness much like Lewis Del Mar. The rustic charmer is a mesmerizing number, its capriciouis melody pure lilting magic. Purchase or stream Harvard from various other outlets, here.