Artist: Erika Wennerstrom
Album: “Sweet Unknown”
Label: Partisan Records
Reason We’re Cranking It: With thought-provoking lyrics that resonate with both past and present versions of ourselves, Wennerstrom ventures away from the band atmosphere of Heartless Bastards and spreads her creative wings, only to wrap them around the listener in an embrace of mutual understanding.
What The Album Tells Us About Her: With a captivating voice that is classically modern, Wennerstrom has created one of the most noteworthy going solo ventures in recent memory. While “Sweet Unknown” is clearly a collection of songs, they could just as easily be viewed as an assemblage of mantras. Mental health through music is a concept that has helped many of us over the years and Wennerstrom has written a prescription to weather future storms.
Track Stuck On Repeat: By title alone, “Be Good To Yourself” is a reminder to all of us that sometimes we need to step back from the chaos of life and, at least reasonably so, be selfish. Comforting in both message and mechanism, it’s a cradle for the adult mind that longs to be held like a baby and reminded that, just this once, everything’s going to be okay.
Coming To A City Near You: Erika Wennerstrom tour dates can be found here.
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