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Tour Diaries: Whitney

Whitney transported the crowd in Columbus, Ohio with the transcendent and unparalleled quality of their music.

Photos: @lucykjoness

The band Whitney made a stop in Columbus, Ohio on their most recent North American tour. The entrancing falsetto voice of frontman Julien Ehrlich transfixed the audience to the stage as he bounced around to various instruments. Whitney's music reminds one of the time just before dawn when the darkness begins to lift, but the world is still quiet. Whitney's show captured the transcendent quality of their recorded music while their live performance imbued a new, yet familiar, sense of depth and richness into each song.


Whitney is comprised of Max Kakacek (guitar) and Julien Ehrich (vocals + drums) surrounded by an ever talented accompanying band. Formed in the mid-2010s, Whitney released their first album Light Upon The Lake in 2016, with beloved tracks such as "Golden Days" and "No Woman." The Chicago-natives have more than 1.2 million monthly listeners just on Spotify and recently rerecorded some of their songs at the notable Electric Lady Studios in New York.


Whitney's fifth album, SPARK, released September 16, 2022. The album marks a new reimagined sound for the band, their music now infused with scintillating keyboard lines and vivacious drum loops adding a new soulful breath to their discography. Lyrics explore and grapple with mortality, love, loss, and doubt, perfectly intertwining with Whitney's sound landscape for an unparalleled listening experience.


You Gotta Listen: NOTHING REMAINS, A.M AM, and Strange Overtones


Relive the concert below with photos by Lucy Jones.


 

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