Max Kakacek (formerly of Smith Westerns) and Julian Ehrlich (also of Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra) have a worthwhile new project in Whitney. The duo rounded out as a sextet and released “No Matter Where You Go” last spring. They’ve upped the ante with an absolute gem in “No Woman”.
Whitney “No Woman” is a beautiful track that addresses a wandering journey following a breakup. While dealing with some lowly material, “No Woman” features Erhlich’s poignant vocals, well placed strings and some incredibly smooth guitar work. Erlich shared the following regarding “No Woman”:
‘No Woman’ started to take shape when I woke up on a friend’s floor one morning. He was taking a shower and the chorus popped into my head while I was grabbing my stuff to go home. Later on Max and I sat down and wrote the chords and song structure in our apartment. It’s about losing the love of your life and being thrown into an aimless journey because of it.
You can stream Whitney “No Woman” below and and watch the Hugh Donkin-directed video. Lyrics are below as well. Whitney’s debut album is out this year on Secretly Canadian.
I left drinkin’ on the city train to spend some time on the road/
Then one morning I woke up in LA, caught my breath on the coast/
I’ve been going through a change/
I might never be sure/
I’m just walking in a haze/
I’m not ready to turn.