- CD 12153
Erika Wennerstrom who is taking a brief vacation from her Cincinnati-based rock band, Heartless Bastards, to deliver her solo debut Sweet Unknown. Available on Limited Double White Vinyl.
There's something somewhat frightening, yet utterly freeing when leaving the confines of a successful band to venture solo — especially a band whose latest record was called "effortlessly brilliant" by critics. But, such is the case with Erika Wennerstrom who is taking a brief vacation from her Cincinnati-based rock band, Heartless Bastards, to deliver her solo debut Sweet Unknown. While Wennerstrom has always been honest the Heartless Bastards songs she's written, the 9 tracks that make up Sweet Unknown are even more personal and reflective, and for her, quite transformative as well. The album kicks off with the feel-good roadtrip vibes of Twisted Highway, which Wennerstrom says sums up her musical journey on Sweet Unknown. On the somber psych-rocker Staring Out the Window, the artist digs even deeper into the inner workings of her mind. The upbeat and optimistic Letting Go epitomizes that experience. Good To Be Alone is just one sonic outcome of a formative trip to Big Bend taken soon after the band decided to go on hiatus. With Sweet Unknown, Erika Wennerstrom bravely invites the listener in to experience her trials and tribulations of life amist a cozy soundscape of deeply emotive vocals and melodies to what is ultimately the soundtrack to her soul.
LPx2+ - Limited Double White Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve with Download.