Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
By Sam Wingspan
I have listened to Light Upon The Lake, the debut album by Whitney, three times in a row now. Not because I have a super analytical brain that needs to pick it apart like I’m watching Eraserhead on three cups of coffee; it’s because I have simply wanted to hear it again and again.
The band, comprised of Julian Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, is a vocally stunning and atypically yet deliciously-jarring epoch for what is sure to be a band that’s swiftly on the rise. The tracks range anywhere from the kind of ethereal songs you hand-dance to on a long, sunny day drive, to haunting and melodic, with no preparation in between.
Enjoy this album. I don’t want to ruin the surprise.