Westerman has announced his debut album. It’s called Your Hero Is Not Dead, and it arrives June 5 via Partisan. The singer-songwriter born Will Westerman has also shared a new single called “Think I’ll Stay,” which began as a “rumination on chronic pain illness.” Find that below.
Westerman had this to say about the song:
I wrote this while I was moving a lot. I was thinking about a chronic
pain condition when it started. That pain is a very specific type, but
I think there’s an inevitable amount of pain that everyone goes
through just being alive. A friend was talking to me about how they’re
going to be working until they’re 80 years old, so what’s the
difference. In the song, I’m trying to say that it’s worth sticking
around. It’s a sort of giddy affirmation of being.
Read Pitchfork’s Rising profile “Get to Know Westerman, Who’s Making Graceful Pop for a Graceless World.”