Whitney bring their big, melodic sound to The Current studio

Whitney perform in The Current studio
Whitney performing in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
Play/Pause
Listen:
Whitney perform in The Current studio (full session + interview)
Download MP3
| 00:17:56
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio (full session + interview) 17:56
  • Whitney - Giving Up (Live at The Current) 03:16
  • Whitney - Friend of Mine (Live at The Current) 04:26
  • Whitney - Valleys (My Love) (Live at The Current) 04:13

"It's melody first whenever we come up with a song," says Whitney lead singer and drummer Julien Ehrlich. "The spark is always melody."

Those sparks have led to the release of Whitney's second album, Forever Turned Around, which came out on August 30 of this year.

Busily touring in support of the new album, the Chicago seven-piece stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia before a show Thursday night in the First Avenue Mainroom in Minneapolis. The Whitney roster comprises Julien Ehrlich (drums, vocals), Max Kakacek (lead guitar), Malcolm Brown (keyboards), Will Miller (trumpet), Ziyad Asrar (guitar), Print Choteau (guitar) and Josiah Marshall (bass).

Use the audio player above to listen to the full session with Whitney.

Songs Performed


"Giving Up"
"Friend of Mine"
"Valleys (My Love)"
All songs from Whitney's 2019 album, Forever Turned Around, available on Secretly Canadian.

Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Derrrick Stevens
Engineered by Corey Schreppel and Anna Havermann
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web production by Luke Taylor

External Link

Whitney - official site

Related Stories

  • Whitney perform in The Current studio What eventually became Whitney began as an experiment to explore what was possible with a four-track tape machine. The group liked the songs they were writing to test out the machine, and the band Whitney materialized. 'We realized the band and the album we were working on was going to be good,' says drummer and singer Julien Ehrlich. Ahead of a show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, Whitney visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade.

10 Photos

  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Whitney performing in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Max Kakacek of Whitney performing in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Julien Ehrlich of Whitney performing in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Malcolm Brown (piano) and Will Miller (trumpet) of Whitney performing in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Julien Ehrlich of Whitney performing in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Bassist Josiah Marshall of Whitney in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Ziyad Asrar (foreground) of Whitney preparing to perform in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Julien Ehrlich of Whitney performing in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Piano and keyboards ready for Whitney performance in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Whitney perform in The Current studio
    Will Miller of Whitney setting up in The Current studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)