Westerman - Your Hero Is Not Dead (Play It Again Sam, 2020)
Your Hero Is Not Dead is the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Ark EP from 2019.
Will Westerman, who performs under his last name, is only 28 years old. He lives in west London. He writes his heartfelt and ever-morphing electronic folk songs at home, often in the small hours of the morning, when the quiet of the city gives him space to work through his thoughts. But this cafe, with all its bang and clatter, offers its own kind of peace.
Recorded alongside his close friend and producer Nathan Jenkins (A.K.A. Bullion) at first in Southern Portugal before finishing the process in London.
Your Hero Is Not Dead is an album about empathy and compassion, struggle and release, and all the ways we contradict and battle within ourselves. The project is full of supremely crafted, groove-hinged songs about moral, political, and ethical grey areas, that find Westerman attempting to resolve external issues by looking inward.
Robert Gregor (photo: press Westerman)