Whitney Ballen bravely layers tongue-in-cheek lyrics beneath earthy, genuinely pretty acoustic instrumentation her latest, You’re A Shooting Star, I’m A Sinking Ship. However, it’s concerning that her words will get lost within the trance-inducing state that you enter while listening. Which is a shame, because it’s apparent that Ballen is inspired by modern society’s pressure to portray a different version of yourself in every situation, whether online or in person, through her honest, free-flowing lyrics and distinctive musical personalities highlighted in each track.
Father/Daughter & Substitute Scene
Producer: Andy Park