It should be a crime for the duo of Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek to release another of their shimmery summery albums on the eve of autumn. But nonetheless, Ehrlich and Kakacek continue to impress on their third album of original music. SPARK finds Whitney exploring backing beats, synthesizers, and string arrangements with winning results. Similar to 2019's Forever Turned Around, SPARK takes a few listens for its tendrils to find their footing, but it's well worth the not too strenuous effort.
'SPARK' is Whitney's third studio album, following their 2019 sophomore effort 'Forever Turned Around' and has proved to be something of a reinvention for the Chicago duo. In life, art, love and music, it only takes one spark to create something truly wonderful and this certainly rings true on an album which is served sunny-side up. The group – helmed by Julien Ehlrich and Max Kakacekhave – have ventured a long way from their indie-folk beginnings and have taken somewhat of a shift both sonically and personally.