Don't feel bad if you haven't heard of Ward White — though you seriously should have. The former New Yorker's distinctly vintage sound is on full display on his haunting new single "Dude." The moody, melodic nature of the song has a whistful, airy vibe that will instantly transfix you. The song comes from his new album, which chronicles the songwriter's migration from New York City to Los Angeles.
"You find out pretty quickly that recording at home in Los Angeles means timing your takes between leaf-blowers and helicopters; In New York, it's the J Train, or that awful band in the practice space next door," he says. "At the very end of “Dude”, the guitar mic picked up birds chirping outside my bedroom window. A rare, happy accident.”
Ward White's As Consolation will be released this spring.