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Whitney - Candid

Following their acclaimed sophomore album Forever Turned Around, Whitney have returned with Candid, a 10-song collection boasting covers of artists like Kelela, David Byrne, John Denver, SWV, and more. Covers have always been an integral part of the band’s ethos, with renditions of classics by Allen Toussaint, Dolly Parton, and Neil Young a highlight of their setlists for half of a decade. But for Candid,Whitney decided to challenge themselves, finding their favorite songs that also fell outside of their musical comfort zone. Marking the first time the full touring band was in a recording studio together, they hashed out these covers after a tour over sessions in Chicago and Portland. "This could've been as simple as we really just love these songs and we love our bandmates and making a covers record just felt right but this was a bit of an exercise to see how we can evolve as a band going forward,” says drummer and singer Julien Ehrlich. He adds, “We knew we couldn't beat these songwriters at their own game. Instead, we wanted to find songs that were great at their core and could be molded into our own thing.”

This will come as no surprise to those who’ve followed GGM since 2014’s Bishouné: Alma Del Huila, the critically-lauded, self-produced EP that put him on the map, and served as sample fodder for a handful of popular music’s most iconic artists. His follow-up LP, 2017’s Jardin, melded classical and folkloric instruments with rnb, hip-hop, and cumbia, proving once again that Gabriel is totally comfortable making transformative, funky, cathartic records all by himself. Agüita, his first release for Jagjaguwar, is a sequence of impossibly diverse offerings ranging from trap anthems to string-drenched art pop ballads – a prismatic self-portrait, personal and universal all at once. The artist is present, and he is in final form. 


1. Bank Head (Kelela)
2. A.M. : A.M. (Damien Jurado)
3. Country Roads ft. Waxahatchee (John Denver) 

4. High On A Rock Ledge (Moondog)
5. Something Happen (Jack Arel)
6. Strange Overtones (David Byrne and Brian Eno)

7. Hammond Song (The Roches)
8. Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (Laffi Sibre) 
9. Rain (SWV)
10. Rainbows and Ridges (Blaze Foley)


Artist:  Whitney
Label:  Secretly Canadian
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Indie & Alternative
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number: SC409LP-C1 (Indies Exclusive Clear Blue LP) SC409LP (Standard LP)
Released:  14th August 2020

Available in Indies Exclusive Clear Blue LP and Standard LP

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