Whitney announce new album, Forever Turned Around, share “Giving Up”: Stream

Whitney have announced their sophomore record, Forever Turned Around. The follow-up to their breakout debut, 2016’s Light Upon the Lake, is set for a August 30th release via Secretly Canadian. Featuring co-production from Brad Cook (Bon Iver) and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty), Forever Turned Around was largely recorded in Chicago. Whitney’s main duo, vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakecek, joined returning rhythm guitarist Ziyad Asrar in his basement studio for the sessions. Local artists including Lia Kohl and OHMME’s Macie Stewart also contributed to the album. (Read: Five Rising Chicago Acts You Need to Hear) A press release describes the album as being about all forms of partnership, with an emphasized focus on “the bonds between two best friends and creative partners and the joy and stress that comes with it.” While on the surface new single “Giving Up” sounds like a track about a slowly disintegrating romance, it could just as easily be interpreted as an ode to bandmates leaning on one another for support. “Though we started losing touch/ I’ve been hanging on because/ You’re the only one I love/ Even when you’re giving up,” go the lyrics. Take a listen to the new track below. [embedded […]

Bruce Springsteen confirms new E Street Band album and tour next year

In a few weeks, Bruce Springsteen will release a new solo album, Western Stars. However, the rock legend is showing no signs of slowing down as he nears his back 70th birthday this September. In fact, The Boss has plans for a new album and tour with his E Street Band. At the start of the month, Springsteen teased the forthcoming LP during a chat with Martin Scorsese to promote Netflix’s Springsteen on Broadway. During the talk, the Born to Run rocker revealed, “About a month or so ago, I wrote almost an album’s worth of material for the band.” He also later exclaimed, “There’ll be another tour!’” Now, the singer has discussed the expected timelines of these upcoming E Street Band projects. In an interview with Italy’s Repubblica, he explained, “I’ll record with the E Street Band in the autumn, and when we are done, we’ll go on tour [next year].” When the E Street band hit the road in 2020, it will mark the ensemble’s first time on the road since their 2016–17 jaunt in support of  The River box set. The album will follow up the group’s last record five years ago, 2014’s High Hopes, which featured primarily new material. Consequence […]