Now that I’ve settled on my favorite albums of the year (so far), it’s time to look ahead. All this week SOMETHINGGOOD is featuring tracks from the most anticipated records coming in the back half of 2019.

The founding members of Whitney — Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich — have been making amazing-sounding music together since their Smith Westerns days. Their debut with Whitney, 2016’s sublime Light Upon the Lake was an instant classic, distinguished by masterful production and Kakcek’s other-worldly guitar sound.

Last week we found out what’s next for the band: second LP Forever Turned Around, which comes out August 30 via Secretly Canadian. “Giving Up” is the opening track.


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