Emerging from the grips of indefinite hiatus, Whitley is back with a new single, new album and weathered suitcase in tow. Don’t call it a comeback. This is the resurrection.
Speaking to everyone’s favourite Bedroom Philosopher Justin Heazlewood, Whitley aka Lawrence Greenwood divulged details of his forthcoming album Even The Stars Are A Mess, released Friday 5th July. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/GMMocF2t7bg.
What’s more, the new single ‘My Heart Is Not A Machine’ drops next Monday.
Hopes of his return were birthed last month, when Whitley was unexpectedly and exultantly announced on the lineup for this year’s sold out Splendour in the Grass festival. The news just keeps getting sweeter, with Lawrence today announcing a run of headline shows to coincide.
“It took me a lot of thinking to realise that I get to play music with my best friends to great people,” he says of his return. “It’s something I am newly sentimental about.”
Even The Stars Are A Mess follows on from Whitley’s acclaimed sophomore offering Go Forth, Find Mammoth, with an irrevocable warmth, beauty and intimacy reminiscent of debut LP The Submarine.
Tickets are on sale 9am, Monday 27th May. Whitley’s new single ‘My Heart Is Not A Machine’ is out next Monday 27th May. The forthcoming album Even The Stars Are A Mess is released Friday 5th July, via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia.