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Whitney’s Just-Announced Album ‘Forever Turned Around’ Is Heralded By The Soulful ‘Giving Up’

Olivia Bee

Earlier this week, Whitney shared a new song called “FTA,” and although the release seemed to suggest that a new album was on the way, there wasn’t any official news of a follow-up to their 2016 debut album Light Upon The Lake. Well, now there is: Whitney just announced that Forever Turned Around will be out on August 30 via Secretly Canadian. Additionally, they’ve shared a new single, “Giving Up,” which is a fine example of their idiosyncratic brand of indie soul that made this upcoming album so anticipated in the first place.

Press materials say that the album deals with “the anxiety and acceptance that time is limited and navigate questions of mortality, doubt, love, and friendship. It’s an album about partnership — romantic, familial and communal, but most importantly a love in friendship: the bonds between two best friends and creative partners and the joy and stress that comes with it.”

Listen to “Giving Up” above, and below, find the Forever Turned Around album art and tracklist, as well as Whitney’s upcoming tour dates.

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1. “Giving Up”
2. “Used To Be Lonely”
3. “Before I Know It”
4. “Song For Ty”
5. “Valleys (My Love)”
6. “Rhododendron”
7. “My Life Alone”
8. “Day & Night”
9. “Friend Of Mine”
10. “Forever Turned Around”

07/19-21 — Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
08/01 — Luhmühlen, DE @ A Summer’s Tale
08/05 — Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand
08/06 — Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
08/07 — Aarhus, DK @ VoxHall
08/09 — Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
08/11 — Castelbuono, IT @ Ypsigrock Festival
08/13 — Bergen, NO @ Landmark
08/15 — Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo
08/16 — Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man
08/17 — Mechelen, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/18 — Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
09/09 — Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
09/10 — St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
09/11 — Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
09/12 — Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
09/13 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk
09/14 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk
09/15 — Houston, TX @ Satellite
09/17 — New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
09/18 — Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
09/20 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/21 — Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/22 — Richmond, VA @ The National
09/23 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/26 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
09/27 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
09/28 — Accord, NY @ Woodsist Festival
09/29 — Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
10/01 — Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
10/02 — Boston, MA @ Royale
10/03 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/04 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/17 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/18 — Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
10/19 — Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/21 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/23 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
10/24 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/25 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/26 — Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
10/27 — Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
10/30 — Chico, CA @ The Big Room at Sierra Nevada Brewery
11/01 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre
11/02 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/03 — San Diego, CA @ Observatory San Diego
11/04 — Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater
11/08 — Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
11/10 — Cologne, DE @ Luxor
11/12 — Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
11/14 — Munich, DE @ Strom
11/15 — Berlin, DE @ Lido
11/17 — Copehagen, DK @ Store Vega
11/18 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
11/21 — Paris, FR @ Trabendo
11/23 — Bristol, UK @ SWX
11/25 — Cambridge, UK @ The Junction
11/26 — Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
11/27 — Glasgow, UK @ QMU
11/28 — Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
11/29 — London, UK @ Roundhouse
12/01 — Dublin, IE @ The Academy

Forever Turned Around is out 08/30 via Secretly Canadian. Pre-order it here.

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