Westerman has released ‘CSI: Petralona’, the second single from his just announced upcoming album, ‘An Inbuilt Fault’.
Co-produced by Westerman and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia, the track began as a riff set aside with the hope of one day finding a use for it. This moment eventually came when Westerman took a trip to Greece and was inspired to write about a strange day he had there.
“I had the riff for the song and left it lying around with a bunch of other bits and pieces,” Westerman explains. “A friend told me that Tom Waits has this image of having a musical junk drawer of old parts that you haven’t found anything to do with. It came from there. I went to Greece for a month to scope out if I wanted to move here, and a friend encouraged me to write about this strange day I had there. The lyrics were immediate. It’s presented on the album as it was first written. It’s the most autobiographical song on the record.”
‘CSI: Petralona’ follows October’s single ‘Idol; RE-run’ and is taken from Westerman’s upcoming second album, ‘An Inbuilt Fault’, which will be released on 5th May. The album began as a collection of demos recorded in Italy in 2020 and 2021, but was later fleshed out with the help of Krivchenia after Westerman met him at a London show.
The tracklist reads:
- Idol; RE-run
- I, Catullus
- CSI Petralona
- Help Didn’t Help At All
- A Lens Turning
- An Inbuilt Fault
- Pilot Was A Dancer