Westerman has announced his second album with a new single, ‘CSI: Petralona’

'An Inbuilt Fault' will be released on 5th May.

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:

  1. Give
  2. Idol; RE-run
  3. I, Catullus
  4. CSI Petralona
  5. Help Didn’t Help At All
  6. A Lens Turning
  7. Take
  8. An Inbuilt Fault
  9. Pilot Was A Dancer

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