Out via Secretly Canadian, the 10-track collection finds Whitney tackling originals by David Byrne and Brian Eno (“Strange Overtones”), Kelela (“Bank Head”), and Damien Jurado (“A.M. A.M.”). The album also includes the group’s rendition SWV’s “Rain” and a collaboration with Waxahatchee on the John Denver classic “Take Me Home, Country Roads”.
In a statement about their choice in covers, drummer and singer Julien Ehrlich explained, “This could’ve been as simple as saying we really love these songs and we love our bandmates and making a covers record just felt right, but it truly became an exploration into how we can evolve as a band going forward.”
Part of this evolution includes Whitney’s longest recording ever — their cover of The Roches’ “Hammond Song” — as well as their first-ever piano solo (“Strange Overtones”).
Candid follows up on the Chicago outfit’s acclaimed 2019 full-length of original music, Forever Turned Around.
01. Bank Head (Kelela)
02. A.M. A.M (Damien Jurado)
03. Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver) (feat. Waxahatchee)
04. High on a Rocky Ledge (Moondog)
05. Something Happen (Jack Arel)
06. Strange Overtones (David Byrne and Brian Eno)
07. Hammond Song (The Roches)
08. Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying (Labi Siffre)
09. Rain (SWV)
10. Rainbows and Ridges (Blaze Foley)