Westerman shares second single from Ark EP, “Outside Sublime”
Ark EP out 9th November on Blue Flowers
Following “Albatross”, Westerman reveals a second track from upcoming Ark EP, “Outside Sublime”. Increasingly making a name exploring human vulnerability in the modern era, Westerman has the ability to calm swirling minds. “Outside Sublime” is a sonic otherworldliness which sees the songwriter lay down his typical witty complexity and lend a message of comfort.
“I wanted to write a note to a struggling friend” Westerman explains. “I hoped it would be an arm on the shoulder for anyone finding things difficult. I wanted to be really direct with this, and for it to feel joyful and powerful in an unobtrusive sort of way”
Ark EP was written in between a lot of travelling and recorded over an intense 3-day period with little sleep or contact with anyone. With minor re-drafting and editing the result is something looser than previous singles ‘Confirmation’, ‘Edison’ and ‘Easy Money’ and debut EP Call and Response.
Fresh from a UK headline tour including a buzzy sold-out date at London’s Oslo, Westerman heads toParis for Pitchfork Avant-garde festival, Berlin, Amsterdam, Gent before heading to the US for shows in NYC and LA. He will return to London for his largest headline show to date on 12th Dec atThe Jazz Café.
With backing from Pitchfork (Rising), Guardian, Stereogum, Highsnobiety, Noisey (Hit List), Dazed(On The Rise), FADER, Gorilla vs Bear, Clash (Next Wave), The Line of Best Fit (On The Rise),Interview Magazine, Sunday Times and a Colors session, Ark EP sees the West Londoner make another huge stride to becoming one of this year’s breakout acts.
Ark EP is out on the 9th of November on Blue Flowers and ‘Albatross’ is out now.
Westerman full tour dates below – tickets here
30 Oct, Pitchfork Avant-Garde Festival
31 Oct, Trefunt, Gent, Belgium
01 Nov, Sugarfactory, Amsterdam, Netherlands
02 Nov, Maze, Berlin, Germany
27 Nov, Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY, USA
29 Nov, Moroccan Lounge, LA, USA
12 Dec, Jazz Café, London *new date added*