Whitney - Light Upon The Lake: The Demo Recordings

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Light Upon The Lake, the debut from Whitney, was born from early-morning songwriting sessions during one of the most brutal winters in Chicago‰۪s history. Vocalist / drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakacek began writing unflinching, honest songs about everything from breakups to the passing of Ehrlich‰۪s grandfather. The pair leaned on one another for both honest critique and a sounding board for working through their newly-discovered truths. The brief, intense period of creativity for the band yieldedåÊLight Upon The Lake‰۪såÊexceptional, unfussy combination of soul, breezy Sixties / Seventies rock and sombre heartbreak woven together by hopeful, golden threads. After critical acclaim and nearly nonstop touring since the album‰۪s 2016 release, Ehrlich and Kakacek are going back to their roots - for the first time, the full demos fromåÊLight Upon The LakeåÊwill be made available. After a whirlwind year following the debut, the demos offer a way for listeners to get a glimpse into the very beginning of Whitney‰۪s sound. ‰ÛÏAfter almost two years of non-stop touring, we decided we wanted to close the chapter onåÊLight Upon The LakeåÊby releasing the songs in their earliest incarnations alongside a cover of a band favourite by Alan Toussaint, and an unreleased track calledåÊYou and Me. We‰۪re looking towards LP2 as we finish out the year on the road.‰۝ - Love, Max and Julien