Leland Whitty x Anyhow
Leland Whitty of BADBADNOTGOOD releases his debut solo album Anyhow. The 7-track album displays Whitty's DIY approach to composition, production and multi-instrumental performances. Anyhow includes the previously released singles “Glass Moon,” which arrived accompanied with visuals directed by Raven Shields and Colin Med, “Awake,” which highlights his self-made compositional style and "Windows". Instead of following a specific narrative, the jazz improvisations throughout the project draw inspiration from photographic and cinematic sources. An exclusive olive green pressing of Anyhow is available for purchase at Vinyl Me, Please and the album can be streamed everywhere now.
Whitty worked alongside his brother Lowell, who he credits as being a central influence on his musical life, for the very first time when creating Anyhow. Beyond his brother, Whitty invited friends and collaborators, including BADBADNOTGOOD's Alex Sowinski and Chester Hansen, to contribute during the creative process to help shift the rhythm and energy of each track. Rather than a more rigid intellectual compositional method, Whitty developed the album based on small excerpts and improvisations to create an abstract body of work rooted in emotional exploration. Whitty's love of film scoring inspired the album: he worked on several film scores in 2020, including Disappearance at Clifton Hill (Albert Shin) and Learn to Swim (Thyrone Tommy).
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