Whitney Share New Single “Kansas”
Chicago-based duo, Whitney, have unveiled their latest single and visualizer, “Kansas.” This track emerges from the sessions of their 2019 much-acclaimed Forever Turned Around.
The song, initially named “Kansas Over My Shoulder,” showcases Julien Ehrlich’s iconic falsetto, as it harmoniously dances atop a guitar-driven foundation. The ensemble production – a collaboration of Brad Cook, Jonathan Rado, Ziyad Asrar, and Whitney – provides a balanced backdrop for Ehrlich’s evocative lyrics. “You know I’m just another daydreamer // Hanging from a moment,” he croons, adding depth and melancholy to the song. The newly released visualizer complements the track’s intimate and candle-lit mood.
Discussing the song’s origin, the band shared, “We initiated ‘Kansas’ in 2017 during the ‘Forever Turned Around’ writing phase. Though it underwent multiple transformations, it eventually found its identity as the album’s title track. However, its initial charm led us to reintroduce it during our 2022 tour rehearsals. The audience’s reception was so overwhelming that we decided to finalize and record ‘Kansas’ as we had first envisioned it. We are genuinely excited about this release.”
Watch Whitney “Kansas” lyric video below
Apart from this new offering, Whitney‘s third album, SPARK, a collaboration between Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek, has garnered widespread appreciation for its authentic and fresh approach. It successfully merges the comforting feel of Whitney‘s initial compositions while embracing the contemporary. The album’s release was highlighted with a “dreamy” performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, followed by an expansive North American tour. Earlier this year, Whitney also unveiled “For A While,” a standalone track that was warmly received and described by Paste as an emblematic representation of the band’s first two albums.
Whitney are also scheduled to perform live at the Empire in Austin, Texas, on Friday, August 18th.