Yesterday, Westerman released “Confirmation”, and I’ve had it on repeat ever since.
Moving away from the wistful ambience of his Call And Response EP, a record influenced by predecessors like Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young his new single veers to more textured sounds but the bright hooks and razor-sharp, picturesque songwriting are still intact.
Speaking about the song Westerman explains:
“Confirmation is about the difficulties of infinite choice - and the allure of impulsiveness.” Ostensibly a message that applies to his own creative process, Westerman observes its omnipresence in all of our lives. The feeling of “trying too hard when actually the best ideas come when you’re just going with it. It's a self-critique as well as an exploration of a wider point regarding the debilitating risks of having too many things going on internally and externally.”
It continues a string of collaborations with experimental producer Bullion and together the pairing conjure up the perfect mix of acoustic and electronic, doing so without any flashy tricks; this is infectious, slightly left of centre pop music that oozes class from an artist unafraid to take risks.
Press play and just try not singing along to the super catchy chorus.