Whitney Lyman

New Music Critique: Whitney Lyman

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7.4

We like the eerie vibe on “Like the Ox” by Seattle-based artist Whitney Lyman, who has previously collab’d with EDM heroes ODESZA. The song generates a catchy hook that we couldn’t get enough of, actually—which begs the question: why don’t you repeat it at the very end, Whitney, to really drive it home in the song’s finale?  “Ready to Love” is unabashedly sappy and vanilla, but the artist’s voice is too likeable to complain. Meanwhile, “Mountain House” is intriguing, but at 6+ minutes this complex song tends to meander and it caused us to lose interest. Lyman’s appealing voice and her skillful use of violin are a potent one-two punch that she can continue to build upon.

Contact: whitneylymanmusic@gmail.com
Web: whitneylyman.com
Seeking: Film/TV, Booking, Label, Mgmt
Style: Indie Pop