“The British songwriter’s excellent debut mines the gentle and detailed sounds of soft rock’s past, while his lucid yet uncomplicated lyrics interrogate the uncertainty of the present” Pitchfork (8/10)
“Softly powerful alt-pop that feels like a warm hug” The Guardian Guide“a wonderful, complex thing – quite easily one of the year’s most impressive and textured records”. NME
“One of the year’s most beautiful albums” Dazed
Today, Westerman shares a remix of ‘Drawbridge‘ from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It transforms the song from a playful acoustic introduction into highly-charged, reverb-soaked psychedelia. Listen HERE.
‘Drawbridge‘ is the opener from Westerman’s debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead which came out in June last year on Play It Again Sam and Partisan in the US.
This follows the news that Westerman contributed a rework to Perfume Genius’ Immediately remix album which is set for release on Feb 19. The release includes remixes of every song on Perfume Genius’ recent album Set my Heart On Fire and as well as Westerman includes works from Actress, A.G. Cook, Jenny Hval, Nídia, Planningtorock, and more.
Westerman was asked to curate his Morning After Mix for BBC 6 music which aired over the weekend and included picks from Amen Dunes, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, and Kurt Vile.
Your Hero Is Not Dead is a graceful and self-reflective debut album that continues Westerman’s journey from pop maverick to one of the most vital voices coming out of the UK. The project includes previously released singles, ‘The Line’, the original ‘Your Hero Is Not Dead‘, ‘Waiting on Design‘, ‘Think I’ll Stay‘ and ‘Blue Comanche‘ and is the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Ark EP.
Towards the end of last year, he also released Choupana, a collection of early sketches from Your Hero Is Not Dead that includes the early workings of a song that was not included on the final album, ‘Above Average’, and initial versions of some of the standout tracks from the project – ‘Blue Comanche’, ‘The Line’, and ‘Think I’ll Stay’.
Find further details on his debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead, including tracklisting and cover art by renowned New York via Portugal Graphic Designer Bráulio Amado below as well as on his website westerman.world.
‘Drawbridge (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix)‘ is out now.
Buy/stream it here.
Big Nothing Glow
Waiting On Design
Think I’ll Stay
Your Hero Is Not Dead