Melbourne artist Whitley is a contradiction. The cheeky, charismatic 22-year-old exudes charm and quick wit. Yet his music and lyrics belie an older soul, one with tales to tell.
Whitley seamlessly blends organic acoustic flavours with electronic overtones creating songs with hushed, whimsical tales of love and loss. “I can relate to the tragedy of the comedy involved with the story line. My more serious side is the music, so I can get away with being a clown everywhere else,” he says. Whitley's latest album, The Submarine was mixed by Jonathan Burnside (Nirvana, Faith No More, Fugazi) in his studio.
Whitley felt that Burnside had an understanding of the organic recording process and could highlight that special quality in the music. What emerges as The Submarine is the sum of all these parts.
Whitley is the tumbleweed soul that is quickly/slowly beginning to swindle the hearts and minds of club kids and farmer's daughters alike.
- Cheap Clothes
- Lost In Time
- A Shot To The Stars
- I Remember
- The Submarine
- White Feathers, Strange Sights
- Mojo Pin
- More Than Life
- All Is Whole
- The Life I Keep