Westerman has returned with a brand new single, ‘Idol; RE-run’

The new song is out now via Partisan / Play It Again Sam.
Photo credit: Pinelopi Gerasimou

London-born and Greece-based songwriter Westerman has returned with a brand new single release, ‘Idol; RE-run

It is his first single of the year, and follows the 2020 debut album, ‘Your Hero Is Not Dead. Dork described the LP as, “a fantastic full-length introduction to a talent close to striking on something truly magical,” in a 3-star review which you can read in full here.

Speaking about the new song, Westerman shares: “The lyrics to the song were written around the same time as the storming of the Capitol. The compulsion towards the pedestal is strong. The need to scapegoat and revere without logic.”

“Our populists actively celebrate there being people who don’t know anything other or better than anyone else, yet these spectres with their failings conduct our anger and resentment as if they were gods,” he continues. “They are nothing more than the shadow of something else, the face fronting a need to be loved or revered present in everyone. And there will always be another face to front.”

The single was self-produced alongside James Krivchenia (Big Thief) and contrasts disruptive attitudes against a delicate soundscape.

You can listen to ‘Idol; RE-runhere.

Westerman will play four UK shows later this month, including a performance at London’s Union Chapel on 28th October – tickets are available here.

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